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.

Carolina Science Cafe

Explore fascinating science topics with us!

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for Carolina Science Cafe, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s free, current science awareness program.

Designed for adults, this program explores the science topics making national and international headlines and offers the chance to meet the experts behind the headlines.

You don’t need to register…just show up!

The Carolina Science Cafe hosts expert presentations and casual discussions at Haw River Tap & Table in Carrboro, providing a comfortable atmosphere to delve into intriguing scientific topics. Beverages can be purchased from their menu, and free appetizers are available from Sigma Xi (while supplies last).

Carolina Science Cafe is presented in part by the North Carolina Science Festival, a statewide initiative of Morehead, founded in 2010.

Upcoming Cafes

  • March 5th: Marley Parker || Stories from the Deep, Life of a Scientific Explorer
  • April 2nd: Dr. Adam Hartstone-Rose & Dr. Lisa Paciulli || Life under a Solar Eclipse
  • May 7th: Dr. Will Vizuete || Atmospheric Aerosols
  • June 4th: Dr. Ryan Emmanuel || Ecohydrology & Indigenous Science
  • July 2nd: Dr. Shelby Baez || Psychology of Sports Injuries
  • August 6th: Amy Pitts || Earthquakes in North Carolina
  • September 3rd: Kristie Gianopulos || North Carolina’s Wetlands

Curious about previous Carolina Science Cafe programs? Check out our archive!

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