While you're in Chapel Hill

Franklin StreetDining options near Morehead Planetarium include shaded, grassy areas of the UNC campus west of the Planetarium, which provide potential spots for picnics. In addition, the Planetarium is located within walking distance of restaurants and shops on Franklin Street, downtown Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
Pick up brochures for Chapel Hill and Orange County attractions and find out what's happening around town at the visitors bureau at 501 West Franklin Street.

Chapel Hill Downtown Commission
Downtown Chapel Hill is full of things to do, and it's all just a short walk from Morehead Planetarium!

North Carolina Botanical Gardens
The North Carolina Botanical Garden has nature trails, aquatics, a carnivorous plant collection, and Paul Green's cabin. Guided tours are given for groups of 10 to 60 people. Call (919) 962-0522 three weeks in advance for guided tours. Also check out the Coker Arboretum, a branch of the Botanical Gardens, located next door to the planetarium.

Ackland Art Museum
The Ackland hosts an impressive collection of paintings, sculpture, and other works of art. Tours are available for small groups. Call (919) 962-3342 three weeks in advance.

Louis Round Wilson Library and The North Carolina Collection Gallery
The North Carolina Collection Gallery contains numerous exhibits of North Carolina history as well as historic room re-creations such as the Sir Walter Raleigh Room. Tours are available; call (919) 962-1172 three weeks in advance.

Playmakers Theater
Tour UNC's repertory theater or see a show. Call (919) 962-2491.

Dean E Smith Center (the 'Dean Dome')
Visit the home of the Tar Heels! View a collection of historic Tar Heel sports memorabilia. (919) 962-7777.

Kidzu Children's Museum
Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on museum in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill where children 0-8 years old and the adults in their lives can safely discover, pretend and play to their heart’s content.

Outdoor Resources in the Triangle