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STEMville Science Spectacular

Explore STEM careers in new and exciting ways at the STEMville Science Spectacular!    

Designed for Grades 4 – 7

Whether you’re from the beach, the mountains, or anywhere in between, STEMville is the place for you. Join us at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill, for a spectacular afternoon. Participants will meet inspiring local scientists and UNC students, enjoy hands-on activities like bandaging wounds and building wings, and travel through the universe with a live planetarium show in the GSK Fulldome Theater. Event t-shirt, swag items, and meal included.  

This event has a target focus on underserved and underrepresented groups in STEM; however, all are welcome to attend.  

This event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival (NCSciFest), an annual statewide initiative of Morehead.

2022 STEMville Spectacular Event

Saturday, April 2, 2022
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center
250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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1:30 – 1:45 PM – Check-In  

1:45 – 2:30 PM Welcome and Keynote  

2:40 – 3:10 PM 1st Activity Session  

3:15 – 3:45 PM 2nd Activity Session  

3:50 – 4:20 PM 3rd Activity Session  

4:30 – 5:30 PM Carolina Skies show in the GSK Fulldome Theater 

Dismissal will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.  

Parents/guardians will be able to park, walk up to a table, and sign out their student(s) after presenting a valid photo ID. 


  • Registration is completed online, and payment is required at the time of registration. Call (919) 962-8435 for assistance.
  • Registration is not complete until we have received the required signed waiver.
  • Max capacity is 60 students. You will be notified if and when your student’s registration is complete. Once the event reaches capacity, there will be a waitlist.  
  • Fees are $25 per participant. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. 

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center remains committed to the health and safety of our guests and staff. We have strong policies and protocols in place which include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • Reducing event capacity to 60 
  • Limiting the number of participants in each activity session to 10 
  • Requiring a symptoms check before permitting entry to the building 
  • Maintaining physical distancing in all spaces 
  • Increased airflow and cleaning protocols  

Parents/guardians can expect ongoing communication related to health and safety precautions before the event.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact stemville@unc.edu.

Carla Robinson | STEMville Coordinator

NCSciFest 2021

This is an official event of NCSciFest 2021. Participants are encouraged to explore the complete calendar of events for more exciting science events happening in North Carolina from April 1-30! Learn more here.

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