Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center brings science to life with exciting and inspiring planetarium shows, Science Stage programs and Discovery Classes. Exhibits include History Hallway, which displays photos and artifacts used by the astronauts who trained at Morehead. Star shows at Morehead showcase the current night’s sky! Activities for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers visiting Morehead explore a variety of STEM concepts using hands-on activities. On Guest Nights at the museum, groups can look through the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy’s 24-inch reflecting telescope. Admission to the exhibits at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is free.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-3:30PM, Sun. 1PM-4:30PM.

School

Field trips to Morehead Planetarium & Science Center offer groups a comprehensive field trip experience. Star shows include the classic Carolina Skies, a live show presented by a Morehead astronomy educator. Multimedia shows are animated adventures that explore the skies as well as other areas of scientific interest such as the human body or the inner workings of Earth's climate system. Science Stage shows are live interactive science demonstrations that bring current scientific discoveries to life for students. School groups will enjoy watching as show presenters conduct exciting experiments before their eyes! All programming aligns with North Carolina Essential Standards, ensuring that your field trip will enhance your classroom instruction. Inquire about field trip scholarships.

supports classroom learning in:
STEM.

topics covered:
Earth science, astronomy, anatomy, planets, solar system, outer space, physics, electricity, matter, eclipses, galaxies, engineering, culture, language arts.

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 919-962-1236
Email: mpsc_reservations@unc.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Catering, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free, Title I, Financial Support Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

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Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center brings science to life with exciting and inspiring planetarium shows, Science Stage programs and Discovery Classes. Exhibits include History Hallway, which displays photos and artifacts used by the astronauts who trained at Morehead. Star shows at Morehead showcase the current night’s sky! Activities for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers visiting Morehead explore a variety of STEM concepts using hands-on activities. On Guest Nights at the museum, groups can look through the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy’s 24-inch reflecting telescope. Admission to the exhibits at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is free.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-3:30PM, Sun. 1PM-4:30PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can participate in a variety of STEM programs at the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. Boy Scouts can discover the Milky Way, identify astronomical objects, and learn about light pollution during badge workshops. Girl Scouts can sleep beneath the stars during Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Overnights, which include dinner, games, chats with astronomers, campfire snacks, and more. Girl Scout overnight programs run from 6PM until 10AM the next morning. Supplemental resources for scout field trips are available through the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center website.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
STEM, earth science, astronomy, planets, solar system, outer space, physics, space exploration.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours-1 night. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Catering, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center brings science to life with exciting and inspiring planetarium shows, Science Stage programs and Discovery Classes. Exhibits include History Hallway, which displays photos and artifacts used by the astronauts who trained at Morehead. Star shows at Morehead showcase the current night’s sky! Activities for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers visiting Morehead explore a variety of STEM concepts using hands-on activities. On Guest Nights at the museum, groups can look through the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy’s 24-inch reflecting telescope. Admission to the exhibits at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is free.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-3:30PM, Sun. 1PM-4:30PM.

Camp

Campers will have a blast on STEM-focused field trips to Morehead. Multimedia shows provide exciting animated adventures for campers that explore the night sky, human anatomy, human body, and the Earth's climate system. Science Stage shows are live interactive science demonstrations that bring current scientific discoveries to life for students. Campers will delight in watching presenters conduct science experiments before their eyes! Catered boxed lunches are available at an additional fee. Summer field trip reservations are available from early June to late August.

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 919-962-1236
Email: mpsc_reservations@unc.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Catering, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center brings science to life with exciting and inspiring planetarium shows, Science Stage programs and Discovery Classes. Exhibits include History Hallway, which displays photos and artifacts used by the astronauts who trained at Morehead. Star shows at Morehead showcase the current night’s sky! Activities for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers visiting Morehead explore a variety of STEM concepts using hands-on activities. On Guest Nights at the museum, groups can look through the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy’s 24-inch reflecting telescope. Admission to the exhibits at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is free.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-3:30PM, Sun. 1PM-4:30PM.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers can participate in a Discovery Class, see a planetarium show, and watch a live experiment on the Science Stage during Home School Day at Morehead. Discovery Classes allow homeschoolers to design interplanetary landers, test flying machines, and more. Planetarium shows focus on identifying celestial objects, space missions, the Earth’s climate, and other topics. While watching demonstrations on the Science Stage, your homeschoolers might even get invited onto the stage as lab assistants!

topics covered:
STEM, earth science, astronomy, anatomy, planets, solar system, outer space, physics, electricity, matter, eclipses, galaxies, engineering, culture, language arts.

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 919-962-1236
Email: mpsc_reservations@unc.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Catering, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

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