Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, as a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has suspended public operations until further notice because of ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns. You can read our full statement here. While you’re here, check out Morehead At Home, an online hub of resources for you to enjoy at home!


To The Moon & Back

The year 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission – the mission that landed the first men on the moon! Come see a life-sized exhibit that commemorates the historic mission, and highlights the impact of the race to space. See excerpts from the exhibit below!

This exhibit is currently the only exhibit available to the public. It is located in the basement of the building, accessible via the Morehead Gift Shop.

Please Note

Because of ongoing renovations, elevators are currently inoperable. For visitors with physical limitations, there is a full-color, printed booklet of the exhibit available in the gift shop for your viewing pleasure.


The updated Morehead building will feature new exhibit installations and experiences for visitors. Stay tuned for more details about our grand reopening in Fall 2020!