Important Parking Update

The UNC-owned parking lot in front of our building is currently under construction. Visitors must now pay using ParkMobile (Zone Code 4468). Find more updated parking information on our Plan A Visit page.

Celebrating Morehead’s 75th Anniversary

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For 75 years, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has been a cornerstone of learning and discovery, sparking countless imaginations with innovative planetarium shows, interactive exhibits, and our statewide educational programs.

As we celebrate this proud milestone, join us as we reflect on our journey and set a course for the next 75 years and beyond.

While our official anniversary is May 10, you’re invited to join us April 6-8, 2024, as Morehead marks our 75th anniversary with three days of engaging and exciting events:

  • This year’s UNC Science Expo on Saturday, April 6, will be bigger than ever as we celebrate our 75th anniversary along with our community through hands-on activities and science demonstrations led by STEM students, researchers, and practitioners from UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Former Morehead student and staff employees are invited to ‘gravitate back’ to Chapel Hill April 6-7, to catch up with fellow alumni through a cocktail mixer at Still Life, a family and friends lunch in the State Dining Room, and a private planetarium show in the fulldome theater.
    • Registration for alumni events are now open!
  • Join us on Monday, April 8, for a total solar eclipse! We’ll have featured talks during planetarium shows and a live eclipse stream. Weather permitting, we’ll also have outdoor sun-viewing stations of the eclipse with Morehead science educators.
Keep an eye on this page and Morehead’s social media accounts for more details. We hope to see you there!

As part of our 75th anniversary celebration, we would like to hear from you how Morehead Planetarium and Science Center ignited your curiosity, fueled your passion for learning, or played a role in your personal or professional growth.

Submissions may be considered for use in Morehead marketing materials.

In honor of our 75th anniversary, we launched a campaign to raise $75,000 to further our impact on North Carolina science experiences.

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the generosity of supporters like you and greatly appreciate all contributions. Your donations can help to improve our STEM education and outreach goals, accessibility efforts, and facilities.

Explore Morehead’s history

Dive into 75 years of historical milestones, events, and notable people with our interactive timeline.