Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill

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Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States

Phone: +1-9199621236

Ticket Price: 8 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 03:30 pm Details

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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. 

Morehead Planetarium Information

  • For a group of more than 10, call ahead for your visit.

Morehead Planetarium Ticket Prices

  • 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. 

Morehead Planetarium Opening and Closing Hours

  • 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.

How To reach Morehead Planetarium by Public Transport

  • Buses RSX, U, NU, A

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Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill Reviews - Write a Review

  • 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.

  • We lobed it! The room was spacious and visiting on a Saturday morning over the Summer was not over crowded. The line to enter the theater seems a bit in the wrong area as there are shoppers in the gift shop and tourists on the way to the museum area; the like is in the way or doesn't have enough room to stand before the doors open for seating. Nice variety of goods in the gift shop, affordable. Informative displays in the museum area. The show is creative and not top long for a child but long enough to get your money a worth. My 5year old and I say The Magic Treehouse.

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  • I took my 11 and 13 yr old to the Science Live show "Physics". They were complaining they didn't want to go, but I forced them anyway. This is a free program. I can say that it was so fun and amazing, they both LOVED it and want to see more show! The presenting scientist was very nice and knowledgable in his area.

  • Excellent planetarium and perfect place to bring the kids.

  • took my girlfriend here she loved it! this is an amzing place, we had such an amzing experience, you gotta visit this place is worth every penny!

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