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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

Next engagement: 

April 7th, 2-5p.m.

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

UNC Chapel Hill

Historically, women of color have faced considerable challenges pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. "Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color Tour," let's you hear from four 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.

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

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 UNC Science Expo, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival. This was our best year yet with over 100 exhibitors and 10,000+ participants. We are looking forward to bringing this back as part of the 2018 North Carolina Science Festival line up. 


April 14, 2018

Yoga Under the Stars

Start the New Year 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

The classes will take place on:  

  • Wednesday, January 17th - Sold Out

  • Wednesday, January 24th - Sold Out

  • Wednesday, January 31st - Sold Out