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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill

Categories: Observatories, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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  • 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, Gemin...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • Five Stars. Small but nice planetarium. Although, Is it bad for a planetarium to only have five stars? Shouldn't a planetarium have 100 billion stars? =)
  • Took my family here on a Saturday and it was quite amazing. It was a little crowded but the kids had fun interacting with the other kids. They had a bunch of activities available for all of us. It felt good for my family to actually enjoy each others company and not their phones, or computer. Will probably get an annual membership. Would suggest to any science lover.
  • We saw the Carolina Skies show, which isn't a movie, but a live, narrated tour of the sky visible that night plus a tour of our galaxy and beyond. The theater was freezing cold though, which felt nice at first, but bring a sweater
  • Great programs for kids. (although my kids get sick like sea motion sickness)
  • When looking for something fun to do with my nephew, the Morehead Planetarium is one of the first places I turn to, especially in the HOT NC summertime... because air conditioning is a good thing! He never tires of their shows, even if he's seen one we go to before. I have fond memories of going there on the school activity bus growing up and happy to share the planetarium with him now.
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