Join us for the UNC Science Expo on April 1 from 11 am-4 pm

One of the largest celebrations of science in NC

Click here to learn more about the Expo

Ways to Give

Every gift counts

Thank you for your support of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Whether you purchase a planetarium show ticket, join us as a member, or make an annual gift, we appreciate every contribution. Your support ensures that children from all over the state get to experience the wonder of Morehead, and that everyone has the opportunity to engage with science in a meaningful way.

Convenient Giving for Everyone

Every contribution is important to the sustainability of Morehead and science education in North Carolina. Learn more about giving options that best suit your needs or make a gift online via this button.

Make a Gift Now

Your unrestricted gift to the annual fund allows the Morehead team to invest strategically in areas of vital importance to the organization and its mission. You can make a one-time or recurring gift here.

We also can accept stock, property, retirement assets, life insurance, and other types of non-cash gifts. To make a non-cash gift, please contact Adam Phelps at or 919.962.7012 for assistance.

For $5,000, you can sponsor a Skyview Seat in the GSK Fulldome Theater at Morehead. Each sponsored Skyview Seat will have its own plaque affixed to the armrest and engraved with the donor’s name or the name of someone the donor wishes to honor or remember. Your dedicated seat contribution supports Morehead’s comprehensive upgrade which includes a fully renovated theater (new carpet, seats, and paint), ADA compliant elevator upgrades, and structural renovations that will quadruple our visitor and exhibit footprint. It also will help fund exciting new educational and exhibit spaces and programs. This giving option makes a great graduation or holiday gift, as well as an in-memoriam gift.

You can reserve your Skyview Seat with a one-time gift here. For more information about Skyview Seat sponsorship or to set up pledge payments, please contact Adam Phelps at or 919.962.7012.

You may be able to increase your impact at Morehead through your employer’s matching gift program. Many employers will match all or a portion of your contribution. Some companies will even match gifts by retirees and/or spouses.

If your company has a matching gift program, please list the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the charitable organization, tax identification number 56-6001393. The University will apply your match to the same purpose to which you designated your personal gift. You can mail your matching gift form to:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PO Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309

Visit the UNC Matching Gifts web page to see if your employer makes matching gifts.

Through planned gifts, you may be able to make a bigger impact on Morehead than you ever imagined possible. In addition, you may be able to realize financial and tax benefits by supporting Morehead through philanthropy.

Learn more about planned giving to Morehead.

For more than 70 years, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has supported science education in North Carolina. Now, you can support Morehead and get special benefits for yourself at Morehead as well as hundreds of science centers and museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program. This giving option makes a great gift for young science explorers, astronomy enthusiasts, and families alike.

When you invest in a membership, you are not only investing in the future of Morehead, you are investing in the future of science education in North Carolina. Purchase a Morehead membership today.

Individuals and corporate supporters of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center who have given at a specific monetary threshold are eligible to host an event in one of our unique spaces. Plan an event in our State Dining Room, give a presentation in the Science Stage, or host a private viewing of one of our planetarium shows. Learn more about facilities rentals here.