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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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better than most planetariums

The Morehead Planetarium is the largest full dome planetarium in the southeast US. It's located on... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
Visited for a school tour

I was very impressed by the Planetarium. I learned more in an hour than I though possible. The... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Santa Barbara, California
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Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“solar system” (5 reviews)
“great shows” (4 reviews)
“all ages” (8 reviews)
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250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
+1 919-962-1236
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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 23 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
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you're in the area this is a wonderful experience for kids or adults. Great 360 degree movies in the dome. A lot of interesting information on space and other things related to the earth.

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is located on the campus of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They have wonderful shows given by very knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank dowellmichelle
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the cool inside with my 2 teenage boys. Saw wild weather in solar system. Friendly employees. Very few other exhibits.

1  Thank Uncdentist
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Had the worst experience with the Director of the Science in the Summer Program. The Director failed to send out emails, has poorly trained staff, unclear policies, and is extremely rude and argumentative. Very POOR choice of leadership for someone in this position. So disappointed...More

Thank clayton101
Reviewed 15 June 2016

As a stargazer myself I could not wait to take my children when they were young to the planetarium and now I am taking my grandchildren. It is amazing and educational at the same time. It is one of most favorite places to go. I...More

1  Thank Spiderlaw
Reviewed 8 June 2016

What a lovely way to spend an hour or two on a hot afternoon. Bring a sweater--the air conditioning is cold! The planetarium shows are all excellent.

Thank Beth Ann G
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I love the planetarium. This is the first thing I became a member of when I came to Chapel Hill. They have great shows, great people. This building and the vicinity have so much history too! The free exhibitions are very nice but the setup...More

Thank Jean Georges P
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What is the price for seniors? We have approximately 20-25 that will be going.
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.