Come and experience our new fulldome 4K laser projection system. 

Now open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.*

Click here for tickets + schedule

*Open for field trips Tuesdays – Fridays.


Accessibility Maps

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). UNC provides downloadable maps in PDF format to help visitors locate accessibility features on the UNC campus:


Morehead welcomes requests from guests with special needs and/or requests for accommodations. Please view our Policy on Non-Discrimination online for reference.

Spaces are designated directly in front of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to provide parking for persons with disabilities. Curb cuts provide access to sidewalks, which are primarily brick throughout the UNC campus.

The parking lot at Morehead is operated by UNC and served by a gate attendant during business hours.

Morehead’s primary entrance is on the west side of the building.

  • Faces McCorkle Place – on the rightmost end of the building when viewing the building from the parking lot.
  • Signs on the sidewalk facing the parking lot direct vistiors to the main entrance.
  • The main entrance features a ramp, hand rails, and push-button door entry.

Morehead offers headsets for assisted listening during educational programming. These devices are available for use in the GSK Fulldome Theater and Science Stage.

If you wish to use assistive listening in the GSK Fulldome Theater, please inform our Box Office when you arrive/check in, and at least 15 minutes before your planetarium show time.

If you wish to use assistive listening during programs in the Science Stage or a classroom, please inform the Morehead staff member leading the program at least 10 minutes before the program begins.

There is no charge to use these assistive listening devices for Morehead programming.

Sign language interpretation and/or cued speech may be available through UNC’s Department of Disability Services. Please contact the Box Office at 919.843.7997 or email us at at least two weeks before your visit to request this service. Interpretation assistance is dependent upon availability of interpreting services.

Richard Watt | Guest Services Manager