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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. This year's event will occur on Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Recommend for ages 7+.

This year's event will feature 6 live stories:

2017 UNC Science Expo

Mark your calendar! The 2018 UNC Science Expo is almost here. We are excited to be bringing more exhibitors than ever to this event. You may even get a chance to meet Kelvin! 


April 14, 2018

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

"Outbreak: A Neuroscience Escape Room in a Box"

Classes are back for four dates in October 2018: Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th!

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