Parking Lot Update

The UNC-owned Morehead parking lot is under construction. Weekday visitors must pay using ParkMobile (Zone Code 4468) or the Pay Station near our iguana. For more info, go to our Plan A Visit page.

Membership

For 75 years, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has supported science education in North Carolina. Now, you can support Morehead and get special benefits for yourself, including admission benefits to hundreds of science centers and museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program.

All membership levels receive:

  • Membership welcome packet containing: membership card(s), info sheets with lists of Morehead and ASTC Passport benefits, Morehead Member static cling sticker, and annual member gift
  • Special member communications for early-access tickets; updates on exhibits, programs, and special events; and more
  • Member-only programs and special events

The Morehead Parking Lot will be under construction through early summer 2024. During this time, parking will be limited and only available in designated visitor spaces identified by visitor signage. Visitors can pay for parking using the ParkMobile app (Zone Code 4468) or the Digital Pay Station near our iguana. There is no cash payment option. One-hour parking vouchers will not be available or redeemable while the parking lot is under construction, and we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience to our members.

We strongly encourage visitors to plan ahead and allow adequate time to find alternate parking (see Park on the Hill). Thank you for your understanding as the University works to create an improved parking environment.

Membership Levels

Whether you love learning about space and science, or you want to support a world-class planetarium, membership makes you a vital part of the Morehead community. Choose the annual membership level that is right for you. A portion of each membership contribution is tax deductible.

View benefits by membership level at a glance.

  • Unlimited free admission to our regularly scheduled planetarium shows, Science Stage programs, and interactive exhibits
  • Two one-hour parking vouchers** (Parking vouchers are currently not available or redeemable.)
  • Tax deductible amount $50
  • Free admission for up to 4 members of your household to regularly scheduled planetarium shows, Science Stage programs, and interactive exhibits
  • Two guest passes for free admission (one-time use only) and six one-hour parking vouchers** (Parking vouchers are currently not available or redeemable.)
  • Priority registration for Summer Science Camps
  • A $25 discount on birthday parties at Morehead
  • Tax deductible amount $18.50
  • Free admission for up to 5 members of your household to regularly scheduled planetarium shows, Science Stage programs, and interactive exhibits
  • Two guest passes for free admission (one-time use only) and eight one-hour parking vouchers** (Parking vouchers are currently not available or redeemable.)
  • Priority registration and 10% discount for Summer Science Camps
  • A $25 discount on birthday parties at Morehead
  • Tax deductible amount $49
  • Free admission for up to 6 members of your household to regularly scheduled planetarium shows, Science Stage programs, and interactive exhibits
  • Four guest passes for free admission (one-time use only) and ten one-hour parking vouchers** (Parking vouchers are currently not available or redeemable.)
  • Concierge registration and 10% discount for Summer Science Camps
  • A $25 discount on birthday parties at Morehead
  • Annual member gift
  • Tax deductible amount $307.50
  • Free admission for up to 6 members of your household to regularly scheduled planetarium shows, Science Stage programs, and interactive exhibits
  • Eight guest passes for free admission (one-time use only) and twenty one-hour parking vouchers** (Parking vouchers are currently not available or redeemable.)
  • Concierge registration and 10% discount for Summer Science Camps
  • A $25 discount on birthday parties at Morehead
  • Annual member gift
  • Tax deductible amount $726

*Limitations apply to science centers and museums participating in the program that are within a 90-mile radius of Morehead and your home.

**Unused member benefits (e.g., guest passes, parking vouchers) expire at the end of the annual membership and do not roll over with membership renewal.

Museums for All Family: $5

Through the support of a generous donor, Morehead is extending its Museums for All partnership to include annual memberships in addition to $1 one-day tickets. SNAP EBT cardholders are eligible for $5 annual memberships while supplies last. Museums for All memberships can be purchased in person at the Morehead Box Office. The cardholder must show identification along with SNAP EBT card at the time of purchase.

As a Family-level member of Morehead, up to four members of a household can enjoy free admission to regularly scheduled planetarium shows, Science Stage programs, and interactive exhibits, as well as all the other benefits of the Family level.

Please contact Angie Potiny at 919.962.3300 or mpscmembers@email.unc.edu if you have questions or need assistance.

Download an English language Museums for All flyer.

Download a Spanish language Museums for All flyer.

Membership Agreement

Membership to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is intended for noncommercial use by individual members and benefits cannot be transferred. The membership card and privileges are valid only for the person(s) named on the membership account and their allotted number of guests.

Morehead reserves the right to revoke memberships for abuse of member privileges, including, but not limited to, reselling free or discounted member tickets, noncompliance with applicable rules and benefit allotments, and inappropriate conduct. Purchase of an annual membership does not entitle purchaser to renewal in a subsequent year. Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change without notice.

Corporate Membership: $2,500

Looking for a way to support Morehead and share the wonder of science with your employees? Morehead invites you to invest in us through a Corporate Membership. This membership level provides immediate benefits for your organization and your employees.

Benefits:

  • Eligibility for your organization to rent Morehead’s unique facilities—including exhibit galleries and our famous fulldome theater—for your special events^
  • One-time $250 discount on facility rental^
  • 10% off regularly scheduled planetarium show and general admission tickets for your employees
  • 10% discount at Morehead’s gift shop for your employees
  • 10% discount on Individual, Family, and Family Plus memberships for your employees

You will receive a welcome packet with information about using your member benefits as well as a digital flyer and reproducible discount card to share with your employees. Your member discount code can be used online for advance ticket purchases and at the Morehead Box Office. Annual membership is $2,500. The tax-deductible portion of this charitable contribution is $2,250.

^Please note that all facility rentals are subject to standard event policies, and scheduling is based on availability. Learn more about hosting a special event at Morehead here.

Questions?

Please contact mpscmembers@email.unc.edu if you have questions or need assistance with a membership.