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Special Activities

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center offers exciting special activities throughout the year. These range from guest speakers addressing innovations in science to LEGO-palooza to special editions of our popular Carolina Skies planetarium show. There is something for everyone!

Students in a Discovery Class.

Discovery Classes are hands-on, minds-on learning experiences designed specifically for school groups visiting Morehead. These interactive classes add an exciting dimension to any school visit. 

Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color Tour

Historically, women of color have faced considerable challenges pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. "Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color" tour lets you hear from five women who, despite these challenges, have made significant contributions to their fields and are pushing society forward.

Carolina Skies: Special Editions in the planetarium.

Throughout the year Morehead offers special editions of the popular Carolina Skies planetarium program. These are "live" star shows led by a Morehead educator. Come learn about celestial objects, myths and legends or current astronomical events of interest.

Programs offered

Carolina Skies: Scare-olina Skies edition

Friday, October 26, 8 p.m (adults only): $9.25 
Member discount: 50% off 

STEMville Science Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore different types of STEM careers!

STEMville Science Symposium is a half-day science conference for children in grades four through seven. They meet and talk with scientists and researchers, participate in workshops and conduct experiments - constructing solar cells, extracting DNA from strawberries, building catapults and more.

Morehead hosts a yearly event in partnership with Professor Brian Sturm's storytelling class from the UNC's School of Information and Library Science. We'll be bringing this event back in November, stay tuned for story announcements. Tickets will be $3 each + tax. If you're buying more than 2 tickets, use the discount code, STORIES, for a $1 off all additional tickets purchased.

Recommend for ages 7+.


2017 UNC Science Expo

Planning for the 2019 UNC Science Expo is underway! Last year, over 200 STEM practitioners from UNC Chapel Hill educated, entertained, and inspired an audience of 14,000 visitors with lab tours, science demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 11am-4pm, as next year’s event is shaping up to be our biggest UNC Science Expo yet!


April 6, 2018

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Yoga Under the Stars will be back in January 2019!

Start your fall mindfully in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Full Dome Theater, beneath an array of stars. There will be four yoga sessions, each with a different feel to create a unique, immersive environment brought to you in partnership with Carrboro Yoga Company

No experience is necessary. Each session will go from 5:30pm-6:30pm and cost $20 per person. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early. We ask that each participant bring their own mat.