Important Parking Update

The UNC-owned Morehead parking lot is under reconstruction. Weekday visitors must now pay using ParkMobile (Zone Code 4468) or the Digital Pay Station near our iguana. For more information, visit our Plan A Visit page.

STEMville Science Spectacular

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

Designed for Grades 4 – 7

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill, invites inspiring local scientists and UNC students to lead hands-on STEM activities for underserved and underrepresented groups in STEM. Past activities have included microscope marvels, lemon electricity, and building biomechanics. All participants then 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 and is connecting with local community groups by invite only. There will not be open registration for this program at this time.

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

Local 5th grader works on a special project during STEMville 2022.

2023 STEMville Spectacular Event

2024 date TBA

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

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center remains committed to the health and safety of our guests and staff. We will evaluate policies and protocols based on conditions during program. 

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

If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact

General inquiries:

Will Freund | Community Education Specialist
919.445.8434 |

Nikitta Grillo | Community Education Specialist
919.962.8435 |