Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill

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  • A great place for all kinds of culture, science, and history. My two elementary aged boys loved it too!  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • My wife and I loved the Carolina Skies show. Definitely a must for anyone interested in astronomy, especially children who will enjoy the interactive nature of the presentation. There's not much else to do there, just a small exhibit on the history of astronauts training there and one room about water conservation with some neat interactive things for kids. It does appear that they're raising funds to update and expand, though, so I'm excited to see what's to come.
  • Good place for the kids. Chaperoned a sixth grade field trip. Kids enjoyed the planetarium and classroom experience building a "mars lander". However, I found the energy of the planetarium video and our hosts to be lacking. A great question was asked about "what happens when two black holes merge?" The response back was "I am not sure but I think they merge into one". Correct but such a boring answer to an energetic, time & space continuum warping event.
  • This place is really cool. Any event in here is impressive and a surreal experience! My friend I went for the Carolina Skies Valentine‚Äôs series, and it was awesome - well thought out and delivered! Also, this place is a really affordable option for a fun outing - our event was only $8/ticket. What a steal!!
  • The show was great in the observatory. We all really enjoyed it. We thought that there would be an exhibit about some aspect of space to help my 7 year old learn bf going to the show. But disappointed that there was nothing of the kind. In addition, the staff member leading the Q & A after the show did not seem to have any knowledge about space whatsoever, nor how to speak to the children making up 80% of the audience. But like I said the show was good.
  • Excellent for kids and adults! Beautiful building and very friendly staff. Strong shop all priced to move. Carolina skies demands multiple trips. Feel like your like life is out of sorts? Watch sky at night and realize how tiny you are and how many other worlds other than Earth exist. Puts it in perspective every time. Easy parking at only a couple of bucks. I donate every time to this great institution. Fun off site events too.
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