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Chapel Hill Observatory

The original Apollo astronauts trained here, at one of the largest planetariums in the country. A $9.2 million renovation, completed in 2020, expanded the exhibition areas. You can see planetarium shows, science demonstrations, and interactive STEM exhibits for children and adults.

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Quick Facts

250 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27514, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $15, Closed Mon., Sat. 10–3:30, Sun. 1–4:30, hrs vary during the week. Call or check Web site before visiting.

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