Chapel Hill, N.C. — A lot has changed since Morehead Planetarium and Science Center launched its massive project in spring 2019 to remake the popular destination into a “modern science center.”
To start, there’s the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down Morehead’s theater back in March. But the massive project, which includes an expansion of the center’s exhibit space and more accessible exhibits, reopens this weekend — just a month or so later than originally planned.
“This project,” said Malenia Swinton, marketing and communications manager, “has been a long time coming.”
The first part of the project wrapped up just six weeks after it started. After getting new paint, seats and carpet, Morehead’s popular theater reopened in June 2019. But the center’s exhibit space and…