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Morehead Planetarium And Science Center

250 East Franklin Street


The University of North Carolina Morehead Planetarium and Science Center informs and inspires the public about the foundations and frontiers of scientific discovery. Through innovative educational experiences, Morehead engages the public and the University community in a forum for interpreting contemporary science.


Jeremy Duncan

Sunday, March 11, 2018
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.

Tom P.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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.

Katie Taylor

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
This place is really cool. Any event in here is impressive and a surreal experience! My friend I went for the Carolina Skies Valentine’s series, and it was awesome - well thought out and delivered! Also, this place is a really affordable option for a fun outing - our event was only $8/ticket. What a steal!!

Rebecca Hartman

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
The show was great in the observatory. We all really enjoyed it. We thought that there would be an exhibit about some aspect of space to help my 7 year old learn bf going to the show. But disappointed that there was nothing of the kind. In addition, the staff member leading the Q & A after the show did not seem to have any knowledge about space whatsoever, nor how to speak to the children making up 80% of the audience. But like I said the show was good.

Brandy Stewart

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Great shows at the planetarium and cool science demonstrations. The center is smaller than we expected.

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