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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Ranked #6 of 46 things to do in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I grew up in the area so went here with school groups and enjoyed the visits then. Have continued to go to exhibits as an adult and still enjoy my time here. Interesting exhibits even though some of the hallways seem a bit run-down over the last few years. Still has some well-done planetarium presentations. Can usually find a coupon in the entertainment book and that makes the visits more reasonable.

1  Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Love taking my kids to the various astronomy exhibits over the years. "The Magic Treehouse" movie & gift shop are always enjoyable.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

My first trip to the Morehead Planetarium was great! It was a little confusing figuring out how to enter as you need to enter through the gift shop. Tickets are $8.25. The shows run on the hour and last about 45 minutes. The seating has the backs tilted back a little farher than a typical movie theater but that helps when we are looking up trying to take in the show. After the movie part I really enjoyed when they showed what the stars will look like in the evening sky. We were shown what stars to look for four our guides and then to look for others from there. I did not have time this visit to see the extra exhibits but I will definately be back again.

4  Thank NCTraveler2015
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I bought a membership last year and took full advantage, taking my kids to shows regularly. There isn't a huge variety, so we've seen most at least a couple of times. Same deal with the live science shows. But it's a lot of fun, educational, and my kids love it. They have a nice gift shop to browse between shows and while largely overpriced, there are some gems. There's great history at the Morehead Planetarium and a small museum showcasing it in the basement. There's also exhibits throughout the year that are free for members (and the general public?). The membership has a lot of other perks, too, like discounts to the NC Zoo and other museums. Also discounts on summer camps. Worth checking out if your kids are into space, earth systems, and museums!

1  Thank LT23NC
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

It was my first time when i have visited Planetarium, but i am happy that i have done it here. It was renovated in spring 2011. The show which i had a pleasure to visit was about seeking planets in the Universe similar to the Earth. The film costs 20$ and duration was around 30 min. Your brain keeps amazing activity during the show and young spokesman narrated professionally. They always have different films which worth to visit as children as adults.

2  Thank Valery K
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