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!

Morehead At Home

While our physical doors might be closed, you can still count on Morehead.

Virtual Skywatching | Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Join us every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom where Morehead Educators discuss upcoming celestial happenings and other astronomy-related topics like how to identify constellations, measuring distances between objects in the sky and more. Sessions are appropriate for most ages.

Please Note

Beginning August 4, 2020: Morehead At Home will only be hosted on Tuesdays.

Virtual Events

Where to find us:

250 E Franklin St | UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill NC 27514

How to reach us:




North Carolina Virtual Science Festival

We couldn’t host our usual statewide celebration of science this year, so were bringing the annual NCSciFest to you! With the help of partners across North Carolina, we’ve curated some digital resources for exploring science at home. Check it out!

Try these coloring pages and hang out with Flat Kelvin at home!

Kelvin the Robot coloring page
2020 NCSF coloring page
2020 NCSciFest, The Future coloring page
Flat Kelvin – print & cut out your own!

outside cover of kit

Explora las estrellas | Explore The Stars

Explora las estrellas en casa con nuestra nueva iniciativa bilingüe que incluye un libro de cuentos latinoamericanos sobre el cielo y cuatro actividades familiares.

Explore the stars at home with our new bilingual iniciative featuiring a free storybook of Latin American sky stories and four family activities.

Need some star jams? Listen to our Spotify playlist – made for skywatching at home!

Please Note: Morehead Planetarium & Science Center does not own the rights to any of the music in this playlist.