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!

Gift Shop

Morehead gift shop

Find the perfect gift for even the most curious minds.

The Gift Shop is filled with one-of-a-kind treasures to amuse and inspire children and adults. You’re sure to find the perfect item to ignite a spark of curiosity and creativity that continues to glow after your visit to Morehead!

For astronomers and scientists of all ages…

  • astronomy guidebooks
  • science books and games
  • traditional star maps
  • star projectors for bedrooms or playrooms
  • glow-in-the-dark stars, planets and even dinosaurs
  • kits for home experiments of all kinds

For anyone who appreciates beautiful things…

  • silver and amber jewelry
  • colorful scented bath products
  • hand-crafted pottery
  • stained glass vases and suncatchers
  • brass sundials and garden decor

Featured Items

Have you tried astronaut ice cream? What about moon cheese? Stop by the gift shop during your visit and check out the unique snack options!