Gift Shop

Temporary Location

Our full gift shop is in the process of relocating to a new space within the building after our recent renovation, but you can still buy merchandise at our temporary location in the lobby of the Joan Gillings Atrium by the box office/front desk. Tickets to the museum are not required to browse the gift shop.

Morehead gift shop

Hours of Operation:

Mondays: CLOSED
Tues-Wed: 9AM-4PM *
Thu-Fri: 1:30PM-4PM *
Saturdays: 10AM – 4PM
Sundays: 1PM – 4PM

*Starting Tuesday 11/23 through Sunday 12/19. Weekday hours in January TBD.

Posted hours are only for the Gift Shop. Science Center exhibits and Planetarium are closed weekdays except for school field trips.

Closed Dates & Holidays:

Thu 11/25 – Fri 11/26
Mon 12/20 – Fri 1/7
Gift shop hours in January and Spring 2022 TBD

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
  • 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 & science themed apparel
  • memberships and more!

Location

Our full gift shop is in the process of relocating to a new space within the building after our recent renovation, but you can still buy merchandise at our temporary location in the lobby of the Joan Gillings Atrium by the box office/front desk. Tickets to the museum are not required to browse the gift shop.

We have a variety of merchandise available including books, tee shirts, science kits, jewelry, stargazing guides, experimental games, and more.


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.


Cover of Tony Jenzano currirulum guide

BONUS

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

Tony Jenzano book cover