Morehead PlanetariumCurrently Closed
Founded in 1949 within the premises of University of North Carolina, the Morehead planetarium and science centre is the first planetarium to be located inside a college campus in USA. It is also the largest planetarium in southeast and served as a training centre for 52 NASA astronauts in 1970’s; including 11 who of them who walked on the moon.
68 feet tall building featuring 24-inch reflecting telescope, the dome is all set to stun the visitors with starry shows and live science demonstrations.
- For a group of more than 10, call ahead for your visit.
- Children ( 3-12), students, senior citizens: 6.51 USD
- If you want to see more than one planetarium show, you can add additional shows to your same-day ticket for just $3.26 each.
- Office hours: 09.00 am to 05.00 pm, closed on Saturday and Sunday.
- For specific show times and exhibit hours, check official website.
- Ticket go on sale 30 minutes prior to the show.
- Buses RSX, U, NU, A
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95% of people who visit Chapel Hill include Morehead Planetarium in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
61.9% of people start their Morehead Planetarium visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Morehead Planetarium
58.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Morehead Planetarium
I love planetariums, and they do a good job here. The staff is always pleasant, and the building and room are clean. However, most all of the shows are for children, and some of us don't have children, or our children are grown. I really wish there was more intellectually stimulating shows instead of shows with cartoon coyotes that say stuff like, "space is really REALLY big and has more stars than cheerios that are in your cereal box." I was told that if we get 10 or more people, we could have a custom show. I worked hard on gathering people, and offered various dates and times. I got a response back that they would not deviate from their regular showing of children's shows on a Sunday. This was so disappointing. Again, not everyone who wants to enjoy the planetarium is a child.
what a great place. Very educational informative. Brought my niece and my nephew here and absolutely had a blast, and so did I
We are from Virginia, and had a chanve to attend a session of Science Live with my 7 year old daughter. The 1-hour program and the presenter delivered an amazing and extremely educational experience. You envy people living at the area.
Liked all the shows. Favourite is "we are stars"
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.