Morehead Planetarium and Science Center


Families will enjoy Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the first planetarium in the South. You can tell the kids that the original Apollo astronauts trained here. Lessons in how to read the constellations, cool exhibits, and lectures about black holes and space exploration are sure to fascinate even those who think space travel and study is run-of-the-mill. The Morehead Planetarium is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The institution features all the branches of science, exposing visitors to fields like genetics, virtual reality, and nanotechnology. Public shows are given Friday through Sunday at 7 PM and 8 PM. Live sky shows are also given at various times. Special family and kid-oriented weekend matinees are also scheduled (919-962-1236). Franklin Street, on which the Morehead is located, is also a great place to find lunch or dinner. Small shops and knick-knack stores abound along East and West Franklin. You can spend hours exploring this street.


250 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


35.91458400, -79.05145300
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(919) 962-1236

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