Now open Wednesdays—Sundays.

Schedule and tickets can be found here.

Ways to Support

Every gift counts

Thank you for your support of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Whether you purchase a planetarium show ticket, make an annual gift, or join us as a member, we appreciate every contribution. Your support ensures that children from all over the state get to experience the wonder of Morehead, and that everyone can engage with science in a meaningful way.

Convenient Giving for Everyone

Every contribution is important to the sustainability of Morehead and science education in North Carolina. Learn more about giving options that best suit your needs or make a gift online via this button.

Make a Gift Now

Your unrestricted gift to the annual fund allows the Morehead team to invest strategically in areas of vital importance to the organization and its mission. You can make a one-time or recurring gift here.

We also can accept stock, property, retirement assets, life insurance, and other types of non-cash gifts. To make a non-cash gift, please contact Adam Phelps at arphelps@email.unc.edu or 919.962.7012 for assistance.

For $5,000, you can sponsor a Skyview Seat in the GSK Fulldome Theater at Morehead. Each sponsored Skyview Seat will have its own plaque affixed to the armrest and engraved with the donor’s name or the name of someone the donor wishes to honor or remember. Your dedicated seat contribution supports Morehead’s comprehensive upgrade which includes a fully renovated theater (new carpet, seats, and paint), ADA compliant elevator upgrades, and structural renovations that will quadruple our visitor and exhibit footprint. It also will help fund exciting new educational and exhibit spaces and programs. This giving option makes a great graduation or holiday gift, as well as an in-memoriam gift.

You can reserve your Skyview Seat with a one-time gift here. For more information about Skyview Seat sponsorship or to set up pledge payments, please contact Adam Phelps at arphelps@email.unc.edu or 919.962.7012.

Through planned gifts, you may be able to make a bigger impact on Morehead than you ever imagined possible. In addition, you may be able to realize financial and tax benefits by supporting Morehead through philanthropy.

Learn more about planned giving to Morehead.

You may be able to increase your impact on Morehead through your employer’s matching gift program. Many employers will match all or a portion of your contribution. Some companies will even match gifts by retirees and/or spouses.

Visit the UNC Matching Gifts web page to see if your employer makes matching gifts.

For more than 70 years, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has supported science education in North Carolina. Now, you can support Morehead and get special benefits for yourself, including free admission to hundreds of museums and science centers nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program. This giving option makes a great gift for young science explorers, enthusiasts, and families alike.

When you invest in membership, you are investing in Morehead’s future and science for all. Get a Morehead membership today.

Individuals and corporate supporters of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center who have given at a specific monetary threshold are eligible to host an event in one of our unique spaces. Plan an event in our State Dining Room, give a presentation in the Science Stage, or host a private viewing of one of our planetarium shows. Learn more about facilities rentals here.

*We can only accommodate a limited number of requests because of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Please discuss options with our reservations team.