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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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Friendly staff, engaging exhibits.

This science center might be smaller than those in Raleigh or Durham, but the enthusiasm of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susie H
Durham, North Carolina
via mobile
Very educational but fun as well for the whole family

We had a great time at the planetarium. The show was wonderful and the coincidence of the eclipse... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
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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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250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
+1 919-962-1236
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This science center might be smaller than those in Raleigh or Durham, but the enthusiasm of the staff and the uniqueness of the exhibits makes up for it. It's clear that this planetarium/center has the main goal of educating and engaging the public. Very cool...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had a great time at the planetarium. The show was wonderful and the coincidence of the eclipse happening 2 weeks later made it even more interesting. They were very good at their presentation. Fun for the whole family.

Thank GatorJoe007
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were concerned that this place might be a little too dull for our 7-year old grandson, but he seemed to enjoy every minute of it. We spent a long time in the water conservation gallery before our show and practically had to drag him...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 18 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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 12 August 2017

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

1  Thank AverageJill727
Reviewed 30 July 2017 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 11 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
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20 July 2016|
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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.