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.

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 focuses on underserved and underrepresented groups in STEM and connects with local community groups by invitation only. Registration for this program will not be open 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.

2024 STEMville Spectacular Event

This year’s event was held on April 13, 2024. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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 |