Gift Shop

Check out our new gift shop—now open!

Morehead’s retail store is now located on the lower exhibit floor.

Our gift shop is open during Morehead public hours. For public hours, please go to Plan a Visit.

The Gift Shop is open during school field trips for field trip participants.

Find the perfect gift for even the most curious minds

Morehead’s retail store is filled with one-of-a-kind treasures to amuse and inspire children and adults alike. 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!

Merchandise includes:

  • astronomy guidebooks
  • science books and games
  • star projectors for bedrooms or playrooms
  • glow-in-the-dark stars and planets
  • silver and amber jewelry
  • brass sundials and home & garden decor
  • kits for home experiments
  • space and science themed apparel
  • memberships and more!


Morehead’s retail store is located on the lower exhibit floor.

Share the history of Morehead with your little ones

Get your very own copy of Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer: The Man who Made the Stars Shine.

Perfect for grades 2 through 5, this biography of astronaut trainer Tony Jenzano shows how this son of immigrants provided life-saving training for astronauts in the United States space program. Jenzano is one of the many lesser-known people who helped America’s first space explorers get to the moon safely.

From 1960 to 1975, Jenzano oversaw celestial navigation training for 62 NASA astronauts—including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Jim Lovell—at Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, NC.

Cover of Tony Jenzano currirulum guide


Download the free curriculum guide to extend the educational value of our children’s book.

Tony Jenzano book cover