Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, as a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has suspended public operations until further notice because of ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns. You can read our full statement here.


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Discover Your Universe

Join the millions who have experienced the wonder of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. Whether you’re a visitor from out of state or you live in North Carolina, Morehead has something to offer even the most curious of minds.

For Educators

Committed to Education

The Morehead mission is educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists, continuing to be a resource for innovation and exploration. Join us on our journey.

Every April the North Carolina Science Festival hosts a state-wide, month-long celebration of science that includes hundreds of hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, expos, exhibits and more.

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