Parking Lot Update

The UNC-owned Morehead parking lot is under construction. Weekday visitors must pay using ParkMobile (Zone Code 4468) or the Pay Station near our iguana. For more info, go to our Plan A Visit page.



To serve North Carolina and beyond by bringing together the unique resources of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to engage the public for an enhanced understanding of science.


To advance equitable and inclusive science learning and exploration for all


Welcoming | Engaging | Inspiring 

  • We strive to welcome all people, valuing their unique perspectives and contributions. 
  • We seek to engage people in authentic partnerships and active learning experiences. 
  • We hope to inspire people through the process of exploration and discovery. 

Commitment to Access

As an organization, we believe it is essential to create inclusive environments and empower people who have unique perspectives. By embracing our collective similarities and differences, we enrich the quality and scope of our service to North Carolina and beyond. 

Learn more about our Commitment to Access.