Things to Do with Kids in Chapel Hill, NC

TripBuzz found 37 things to do with kids in or near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From Marbles Kids Museum to the North Carolina Zoo, Chapel Hill offers a variety of fun, kid-friendly things to do in the area—including 18 family activities perfect for kids with ratings over 90%.

There are 27 different types of family-friendly things to do with kids in or near Chapel Hill, NC. The most popular types of activities for kids and families include: Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks and Amusement Parks.

The attractions in the list below have an average rating of 84%, based on 4,655 total reviews from users of TripBuzz and other popular sites across the web.

There are 6 things to do with kids in Chapel Hill, and 21 things to do with kids in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Durham, Raleigh, Cary and Pittsboro.

Chapel Hill, NC

Highlights
  • Outdoors - 14 Family Activities
  • Amusement - 8 Family Activities
  • Museums & Galleries - 6 Family Activities
  • Entertainment & Shows - 4 Family Activities

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Franklin Street
1
0.3 Miles

Franklin Street

Landmarks
At the heart of Chapel Hill is Franklin Street, a charming area full of intriguing boutiques and fine dining establishments. After a meal, visitors enjoy strolling through town and admiring the many elaborate window displays.

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77%
111 Votes
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Morehead Planetarium
2
0.3 Miles

Morehead Planetarium

Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Observatories & Planetariums
Dedicated to the beauty of the stars, the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is located in coveted 'dark sky country,' enabling its telescopes to see much more than those in areas with greater light pollution. The Planetarium is open throughout the year and offers special programs for kids.

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87%
55 Votes
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North Carolina Botanical Garden
3
0.3 Miles

North Carolina Botanical Garden

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Gardens
An institution of the University of North Carolina, the North Carolina Botanical Garden is a sensory delight full of fragrant flowers, majestic trees and a profusion of beautiful flowering plants.

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78%
51 Votes
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Triangle Boat Tours
4
3.0 Miles

Triangle Boat Tours

Farrington Boat Ramp, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
General Tours
Chapel Hill's Triangle Boat Tours offers a panoply of excursion options. Its most popular offerings are the fall foliage tour, romantic moonlit ride, daytime voyages and sunrise cruises. The company also accepts charter reservations for birthay parties.

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100%
41 Votes
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Coker Arboretum
5
0.4 Miles

Coker Arboretum

Cameron Ave. and Raleigh St., Chapel Hill, NC
Parks, Gardens, Scenic Walks
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill own and manages the beautiful Coker Arboretum. This botanical garden is free to the public and is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed weekend afternoon with family and friends.

Rating

82%
22 Votes
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Ackland Art Museum
6
0.0 Miles

Ackland Art Museum

Columbia and Franklin Sts., Chapel Hill, NC
Museums, Art Museums
Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Ackland Art Museum is a locus of artistic and creative activity and appreciation. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.

Rating

84%
32 Votes
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Fearrington Village
7
7.9 Miles

Fearrington Village

2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC
General Shopping, Resort Communities
Fearrington Village offers homes and lots for sale. The community also has the Fearrington House Restaurant for upscale dinners, The Spa Fearrington using Elemis products, along with gardens, and a herd of Belted Galloway cattle.

Rating

82%
55 Votes
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Duke Lemur Center
8
8.0 Miles

Duke Lemur Center

3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Hiking Areas, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Duke University's Duke Lemur Center is one of the world's most important zoological institutes dedicated to lemurs. Tours are available seven days a week and must be scheduled in advance. All tour proceeds benefit lemurs and support the Lemur Center's research initiatives.

Rating

89%
47 Votes
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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
9
9.2 Miles

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Museums, Art Museums
Durham, North Carolina's Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is a large art museum on the university campus. In addition to its extensive permanent collection, the museum maintains a thriving exchange program with other academic museums. It also offers many community outreach events and programs for adults …

Rating

71%
56 Votes
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens
10
9.2 Miles

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

426 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708
Gardens
Spanning 55 acres, Duke University's Sarah P. Duke Gardens are the aesthetic heart of the institution. The beautifully manicured gardens are always open and free to all visitors. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Rating

98%
371 Votes
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