TripBuzz found 171 things to do with kids in or near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, including 153 fun activities for kids in nearby cities like Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham and Wake Forest.
From Dean E. Smith Center to Kenan Memorial Stadium, the Chapel Hill area offers 55 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Botanical Gardens and Golf.
Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill is situated in the central part of North Carolina and is part of the Research Triangle with Raleigh and Durham. The city was originally built to serve the University of North Carolina, but it soon grew to contain its own services and attractions. Every October there is an area-wide festival that celebrates local artists, performers, craftsmen, and food vendors.
The North Carolina Tar Heels football team finds its home at the Kenan Memorial Stadium. It originally opened in 1927 and has since undergone many modifications and renovations to reach the current capacity of 63,000.
123 (Suite B) W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Fun and interactive, Kidzu Children's Museum offers a variety of activities to enhance the education of both children and adults. Programs include hands-on learning in the areas of art, theater, music, health and nutrition.
A traditional bowling facility, Mardi Gras Bowling Center features 24 lanes for open and league bowling. The center provides flat-screen televisions, arcade game machines, an air hockey table, party facilities and a cafe with food and beverages.
Located in North Carolina, The Carolina Basketball Museum is dedicated to the legacy of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team. Exhibits include tributes to the team's greatest players, a short film on the history of this respected basketball program and rooms full of assorted memorabilia.
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.
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.
Showing a mix of independent films and blockbuster hits, Varsity Theatre offers popcorn with real butter. They typically show 2 movies at a time. Visitors can rent out the theater for fundraisers, birthday parties, and other events.
Lumina Theatre is a 4 screen movie theater with stadium seating and digital projection. The theatre airs first run films and is a part of the southern village, providing guests with access to numerous restaurants and shopping venues.
The Chelsea Theater is a local cinema that specializes in showing independent films to its visitors. The theater uses fully digital projection and boasts of its intimate and unique hometown theater feeling.