Important Parking Update

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

Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tsunamis

Earth’s surface usually seems solid, constant, and immovable. But that’s not always so.

Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and the giant sea waves we call tsunamis shatter any illusions that the planet on which we live is always a tranquil abode. In reality, we exist on a constantly moving platform, with land masses set adrift upon a vast, unseen “ocean” of molten rock miles below our feet. Continents grind past, sink beneath, or collide with each other, carrying us all—quite literally—along for the ride.

This fascinating show examines Earth’s massive tectonic processes and explores the powerful and occasionally disruptive growing pains of our home world.

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This show is recommended for ages 8 and up.

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√ Assistive listening devices available upon request (at least 15 minutes in advance)

Please visit this page for more information about Morehead’s commitment to accessibility.

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If you have specific accessibility needs, please discuss with Morehead Reservations at the time of your field trip reservation request.

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