We’re reopening our doors to the public on Saturday, November 7. Here’s what you need to know to plan a fun, safe visit to the new Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

What you Need to Know

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!

Gift options include:

  • astronomy guidebooks
  • science books and games
  • hand-crafted pottery
  • star projectors for bedrooms or playrooms
  • glow-in-the-dark stars, planets and even dinosaurs
  • silver and amber jewelry
  • stained glass vases and suncatchers
  • brass sundials and garden decor
  • kits for home experiments

New children’s book, fresh off the press

Our publishing house is now open! Get your very own copy of Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer: The Man who Made the Stars Shine.

Perfect for grades 2 through 5, this unique biography of astronaut trainer Tony Jenzano shows how this son of immigrants provided life-saving training for astronauts in the United States space program. Tony 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, he oversaw celestial navigation training for 62 NASA astronauts—including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Jim Lovell— at Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, NC.

Tony Jenzano book cover