Ways to Support

Every gift counts

Thank you for your support of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. Whether you purchase a planetarium show ticket, make a monetary donation every year, or are a member, we appreciate each contribution. These donations ensure 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.

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 may make a one-time gift online at any time or you may set up a monthly bank draft. We can also accept stock, property, retirement assets, life insurance and other types of non-cash gifts.

To arrange a monthly bank draft or to make a non-cash gift, please contact our Assistant Director of Advancement at 919.962.7012.

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 science centers and museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program.

When you invest in membership, you are investing in Morehead’s future.

Get a Morehead membership today.

Morehead holds special event fundraisers each year. One of those is Jupiter Ball, a black-tie gala held in November that raises funds to provide access to Morehead programming for children from low-resourced schools. You can support these events through ticket purchases and sponsorships. The philanthropic portion of tickets and sponsorships is tax-deductible.

Learn more about the Jupiter Ball.

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 your financial and tax benefits to supporting Morehead through philanthropy.

Learn more about planned giving to Morehead.

Individual and corporate supporters of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center who have given at 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 even host a private viewing of one of our planetarium shows. Learn more here.

You may be able to increase your impact on Morehead through your employer’s matching gift programming. 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 gift page to see if your employer makes matching gifts.