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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
+1 919-962-1236
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Great On-Campus Planetarium

The Morehead Planetarium is a great place for families to stop in to get away from the heat of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bowmanator22
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Underwhelming

We were under the impression that it was a science museum with a planetarium, but it's really just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Thompsonian
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Columbus, Ohio
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Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“solar system” (5 reviews)
“great shows” (4 reviews)
“all ages” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 16:30
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250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
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+1 919-962-1236
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Morehead Planetarium is a great place for families to stop in to get away from the heat of the late summer. They have several educational exhibits that are enlightening to children and adults alike.

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were under the impression that it was a science museum with a planetarium, but it's really just a planetarium with a gallery about water conservation. My kids played for a little while in the gallery, but it was disappointing.

Thank Thompsonian
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had a few hours in Chapel Hill and thought we would make a stop at Morehead Planetarium. It was inexpensive and was a nice show. We had looked up the calendar on their website to see which show was scheduled. The...More

Thank AverageJill727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They used to be amazing and had new shows all the time, and we would come often. Now they just have a few shows that they play. Most aren't too interesting, and I wish they had more that were actually about the stars.

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We nearly always visit Morehead Planetarium when we visit my folks in Chapel Hill. When the kids were little, they loved to museum upstairs, especially the slime exhibit, and now are more interested in the planetarium shows themselves. We almost always find some cool gadget...More

Thank Curtis N
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The our grand children ages 14-9 6 of them, love this museum. The color show was fascinating, many different rooms to explore. hands on experience, spent over two hours could have spent more time. Would love to go back

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Went to see a wonderful presentation about colors and the planets with 2 sisters, a daughter and 3 grandchildren, ages 6, 11 and 13. The program was really good, and the staff, friendly, courteous and helpful. The price for tickets was very reasonable. The disappointing...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

After 13 years of residence in Chapel Hill, my wife and I finally got around to visiting the Planetarium about which we've heard so many positive comments. Reclining in a very comfortable chair, viewing the universe overhead and listening to an accomplished speaker explain how...More

2  Thank bob k
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived at about 11:45 on Wednesday and missed the last planetarium show of the day (11:30). The rest of the museum is free to explore. Thank goodness! There is nothing to see. The kids were not impressed. We probably spent less than 15 minutes...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I don't know a lot about planetariums, but this one is pretty cool in my book - astronauts trained here and they have lots of great shows - a hidden gem!

Thank lizlindq
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Response from BryndisR | Reviewed this property |
BUT... since you are bringing a group, you should email planetarium Guest Relations at: mhplanet@unc.edu and get the group rate with a reservation.
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