Special event: Starry Nights (Monday, September 26 @ 7 PM)

Take an in-depth tour of the Carolina night sky.

Click here for tickets

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:

Currently Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is closed to the public.

Fall 2022 schedule will go into effect Saturday, September 17:

Monday – Thursday | Closed
Friday | 1 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday | 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday | 1 pm – 6 pm

Posted hours are only for the Gift Shop’s public hours. The Gift Shop is open during school field trips.

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, t-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