Morehead Planetarium

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  • Address: 250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States, 27514
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 03:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9199621236
  • Ticket Price: 8 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Social, Arts, Museums

Morehead Planetarium - Review

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 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 Address: 250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States, 27514
  • Morehead Planetarium Contact Number: +1-9199621236
  • Morehead Planetarium Timing: 10:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Morehead Planetarium Price: 8 USD
  • Best time to visit Morehead Planetarium(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Morehead Planetarium: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Chapel Hill include Morehead Planetarium in their plan

  • 61.9% of people start their Morehead Planetarium visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Morehead Planetarium

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

58.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Morehead Planetarium

People normally club together The Old Well and Franklin Street while planning their visit to Morehead Planetarium.

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Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • My family enjoyed the Carolina Skies show. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the gift shop has a small but nice variety of things.

  • Great place, highly recommend for adult and kids. Middle school science club (monthly) was outstanding!

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