Morehead Planetarium & Science Center
The historic Morehead Planetarium, the first planetarium on a college campus in the U.S., trained astronauts for NASA. Today, Morehead offers behind-the-scenes views of current science research through activities and programs for the entire family. Recently remodeled (2020/2021), the all-new Morehead Planetarium and Science Center embodies the process of discovery, reimagined! All guests are treated to state-of-the-art exhibits and a revamped slate of shows. With discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more, bring your friends and family to experience what the new Morehead has to offer!
Dining & Entertainment-Dining
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Gift Shop:
- Parking Information: pay parking on-site
- Charge for Parking:
- Restrooms On-site:
- Admission Information: General Admission: UNC Students, Free; Children (3-18) Students, Military & Seniors, $9.95; Adults, $10.95 General + Show: UNC Students, $4; Children (3-18) Students, Military & Seniors, $12.95, Adults, $14.95
- Description: Hours may change during holidays
- Hours - Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Hours - Friday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Hours - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Hours - Sunday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Hours - Summer: Current summer hours
- Hours - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Description A beautiful and unique space. The State Dining Room has hosted UNC-Chapel Hill's most honored visitors. the dining area is both elegant and intimate, with a crystal chandelier casting a warm glow on dark paneling and new plush carpet. Glass enclosed Terraces extend from the dining area through the South and North doorways providing views of Franklin Street and campus.
- Largest Room 1500
- Total Sq. Ft. 4300
- Reception Capacity 250
- Space Notes In order to book the State Dining Room you must become an individual supporter of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and donate $2500. There is also a room rental fee. However, combined cost is very affordable for a Chapel Hill unique venue. Not available weekdays during the summer. Must use approved caterer list.
- Banquet Capacity 150
- Number of Rooms 3