Accessibility

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:

Accommodations

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 north side of the building and is marked by “Main Entrance” and “Gift Shop” signs:

  • Faces the parking lot, the sundial and Franklin Street.
  • Serves Morehead’s gift shop and GSK Fulldome Theater
  • Provides ramp, hand rails, push-button door entry, accessible restroom within 15 feet of entrance (left side)

Morehead offers headsets for assisted listening during educational programming. These devices are available for use in the GSK Fulldome Theater, Science Stage, Blue Classroom, Green Classroom and South Gallery Classroom.

If you wish to use assistive listening in the GSK Fulldome Theater, please inform the cashier 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 Morehead Guest Relations at 919.962.1236 two weeks before your visit to request this service.

Zach Vestal | Guest Relations Manager
zgvestal@email.unc.edu
919.843.3574

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