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Home School FALL 2018: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Requests for tickets for Fall 2018 Home School Day will open on Friday, August 17, at 8AM. We have recently changed ticketing and reservation software, and we will not have updated forms to purchase tickets directly online in time for Home School Day this October. We intend to have some availability for our next Home School Day in the Spring.

You can however, use the request form above to request tickets to any of the Home School programs in the schedule below! Our staff will generate a ticket order for you, and in addition to emailing your order details, we'll give you a call back when you are available to complete the order and pay over the phone. You may also call us to place the order and pay all at once, but please note that our Reservations Team may be busy checking in school visits, on the phone with another school group, or helping with other reservations when you call.

August and September is the busiest time of year for us, so by filling out the ticket request form above, you can get your request to our inbox as quickly as possible. Our staff will process it in the order it was received so we can get in touch with you as quickly as possible. We are typically able to respond within 1-2 business days.

Before you request tickets, take note of our schedule for Home School Day below. Each program links to a page about that particular program, where you can learn more about recommended age & grade levels, and the content of the program.

Please also review some of the helpful links below, particularly regarding parking. UNC Chapel Hill owns the lot in front of our building, so we cannot guarantee that parking will be sufficiently available in that lot on Home School Day. 

 

FALL 2018 Home School Day Schedule

 

Planetarium

Science Stage

Discovery Class I

9:30 AM

Magic Tree House Space Mission
(Lower Elementary)

 

 

10:30 AM

Astronaut
​(Upper Elem. - Middle)

All Systems Go
​(Grades 2+)

Round & Round We Go
(Grades 3-5 Only)

11:30 AM

Black Holes
​(Middle - High)

Phenomenal Physics
​(Grades 2+)

Solar Systematics
(Grades 4-7 Only)

12:30 PM

Carolina Skies
​(All Grades)

Under Pressure
​(Grades 2+)

Winging It
(Grades 4-7 Only)

1:30 PM   Magnificent Matter
(Grades 2+)
 

Pricing:

Schedule Notes:

  • Discovery Class attendance: Only students participate in the Discovery Classes, so only their tickets are charged. Parents or chaperones may attend the program as well, but there is very limited space in our classrooms, and we need a bit of room for the activities. Parents and chaperones typically wait outside or enjoy the exhibits while the class is in session.

Parking 

Parking for Morehead visitors is available in several area parking lots and on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. Please plan to pay at least $1.75/hr for parking in town or university lots.

The closest parking lot is directly in front of the Morehead Building and is operated by UNC as a campus-wide parking lot. This UNC lot is gated and offers 40 public spaces, in addition to annual permit spaces. During normal operations, a parking attendant is on duty during these hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 3 p.m.-2 a.m.

Fees apply for each hour of parking during these hours ($1.75 per hour) and can be paid by cash or credit card. Overnight parking is not permitted in this UNC lot.

UNC frequently reserves spaces in this lot for events, so spaces are not always available. Morehead will not know the parking availability of this lot until at least a week or two prior to Home School Day.

If Morehead learns the lot is reserved, we will notify confirmed Home Schools at the earliest opportunity. Even if the lot is available, due to the volume of home school families traveling in separate vehicles this day, do not plan to park in this lot.

We advise planning to park in the Wallace Deck (150 East Rosemary Street, $1/hr, low clearance 6’ 9”), or the Rosemary Deck (125 East Rosemary Street, $1/hr). Each are less than a 10-min walk away. For more information about parking near Morehead, please see our parking page. Also feel free to explore the city of Chapel Hill’s parking page for more info about parking in Chapel Hill (Morehead is located at the lot at the right-end of their interactive map). 

Helpful Links

If you are unable to download PDFs, please email mpsc_reservations@unc.edu to request a copy.

Recommendations for Your Home School Trip

Pre-K

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! Science Showtime (Science Stage show)

Kindergarten

Magic Tree House® Space Mission (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! Science Showtime (Science Stage show)

Grade 1

Earth, Moon and Sun (planetarium show)
Magic Tree House® Space Mission (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! All Systems Go (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Science Showtime (Science Stage show)

Grade 2

Earth, Moon and Sun (planetarium show)
Magic Tree House® Space Mission (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! All Systems Go (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter (Science Stage show)

Grade 3

Carolina Skies: Upper Elementary (planetarium show)
Earth, Moon and Sun (planetarium show)
Grossology and You (planetarium show)
Solar System Odyssey (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! All Systems Go (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Phenomenal Physics (Science Stage show)
Round and Round We Go (Discovery Class)
Solar Systematics (Discovery Class)

Grade 4

Astronaut (planetarium show)
Carolina Skies: Upper Elementary (planetarium show)
Earth, Moon and Sun (planetarium show)
Grossology and You (planetarium show)
Solar System Odyssey (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! All Systems Go (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Phenomenal Physics (Science Stage show)
Round and Round We Go (Discovery Class)

Grade 5

Astronaut (planetarium show)
Carolina Skies: Upper Elementary (planetarium show)
Grossology and You (planetarium show)
Solar System Odyssey (planetarium show)
Wildest Weather in the Solar System (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! All Systems Go (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Phenomenal Physics (Science Stage show)
Solar Systematics (Discovery Class)

Grade 6

Carolina Skies: Middle and High School (planetarium show)
Dynamic Earth (planetarium show)
Galileo: The Power of the Telescope (planetarium show)
Solar System Odyssey (planetarium show)
Wildest Weather in the Solar System (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter (Science Stage show)
Science LIVE! Phenomenal Physics (Science Stage show)
Solar Systematics (Discovery Class)

Grade 7

Black Holes : Journey into the Unknown (planetarium show)
Carolina Skies: Middle and High School (planetarium show)
Dynamic Earth (planetarium show)
Grossology and You (planetarium show)
Wildest Weather in the Solar System (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! Phenomenal Physics (Science Stage show)
Solar Systematics (Discovery Class)

Grade 8

Carolina Skies: Middle and High School 
Dynamic Earth (planetarium show)
Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter (Science Stage show)

High School

Carolina Skies: Middle and High School (planetarium show)
Dynamic Earth (planetarium show)