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.



Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). UNC provides downloadable maps in PDF format to help visitors locate accessibility features on the UNC campus:


Morehead welcomes requests from visitors with special needs and requests for accommodations. Please view our Non-Discrimination Policy online for reference.

Spaces are designated directly in front of the Morehead Building to provide parking for persons with disabilities. Curb cuts provide access to sidewalks, which are primarily brick throughout the UNC campus.

The parking lot at Morehead is operated by UNC and served by a gate attendant during weekday business hours.

Morehead’s primary entrance is on the west side of the building where a grand staircase and large banners are located.

  • The main entrance now faces McCorkle Place on the right side of the building when viewing the building from the parking lot.
  • Signs on the sidewalk facing the parking lot direct visitors to the main entrance.
  • The main entrance provides a ramp, handrails, and push-button door entry.

Morehead offers headsets for assisted listening during educational programming. These devices are available for use in the GSK Fulldome Theater, Science Stage, and some classrooms.

If you wish to use assistive listening in the GSK Fulldome Theater, please inform Box Office staff when you arrive/check in, and at least 15 minutes before your planetarium show time.

If you wish to use assistive listening during programs in the Science Stage or a classroom, please inform the Morehead staff member leading the program at least 15 minutes before the program begins.

There is no charge to use these assistive listening devices for Morehead programming.

Sign language interpretation and/or cued speech may be available through UNC Accessibility Resources and Service. Please contact the Box Office at 919.843.7997 or email us at at least two weeks before your visit to request this service. Interpretation assistance is dependent upon availability of interpreting services.

Richard Watt | Guest Services Manager