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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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Morehead Planetarium - more than meets the eye!

I don't know a lot about planetariums, but this one is pretty cool in my book - astronauts trained... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
lizlindq
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Durham, North Carolina
I cant believe that this is in my hometown

This place is really for all ages-- okay, you may think "kids" first... but there is a lot for even... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Jill H
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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)
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250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
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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
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This place is really for all ages-- okay, you may think "kids" first... but there is a lot for even those of use who are not REMOTELY interested in science... it can grab ya!! Take yourself, go with a friend, bring another generation along, but...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fascinating! Our ten year old grandson was enthralled . We were as well. The way the information and graphics were presented made it feel as if we were looking up at the sky on a starry night. The staff was very knowledgeable and held an...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I recommend stopping by, especially if you have kids. This is not your typical planetarium due to its size, history, and kids programs. Stop by and learn more.

Thank TNorla
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The building (in my opinion) is just as cool as the exhibitions. This is a small museum. We went to see two shows for my 5 and 8 yr olds. We saw a planetarium show which was awesome. The woman working there even talked to...More

1  Thank annehinds
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My 4 year old and I had a great time at the planetarium - friendly staff, interesting and educational program, great facilities.

1  Thank Anya C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a fun place! To think that NASA astronauts were instructed in celestial navigation there, and to see the great programming still occurring at Morehead - what a wonderful place!! We enjoyed the evening skies presentation, and would recommend it to anyone visiting UNC-CH.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Morehead Planetarium is the largest full dome planetarium in the southeast US. It's located on the UNC campus. In the 60s and 70s it provided training for astronauts for the Mercury, Apollo, Gemini, and Skylab programs and many of the astronauts that walked on...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was very impressed by the Planetarium. I learned more in an hour than I though possible. The presentation was smart and funny. It is impressive to be in the same place astronauts have trained.

1  Thank lsan2015
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I first visited Morehead Planetarium back in 1987. a little known fact: The Astronauts trained for their lunar missions here. They have shows for all ages and interests are scientifically stimulating and a good price for the shows. I took all 4 of my children...More

1  Thank Ron0726
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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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