Phenomenal Physics

Physics comes alive at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center!

There are countless everyday actions that involve physics, such as riding a bike, flipping a light switch and bouncing a basketball. In Phenomenal Physics, you will find out the science behind those actions and more as we explore motion, forces, electricity and magnetism.

Our Science LIVE! programs allow students and teachers to interact with Morehead educators and the science of the world around them. Science LIVE! uses many different props and supplies to help convey science in a fun, engaging way. Throughout the presentation, volunteers from the audience are asked to go "on stage" and be part of the show by helping with demonstrations and experiments.

With advanced notification, Morehead educators can tailor the Science LIVE! Phenomenal Physics show to your curriculum and learning goals.

Seasonal schedules

Visiting soon? Check out Morehead's interactive calendar to see what's happening when you'll be here. Just click the date — the interactive calendar is typically up-to-date within one week of today.

Please note that Morehead does not offer all of its shows every day and that exhibits may be closed for maintenance or for classes during some hours.

If you're planning to visit several weeks from today, check out our current schedule of public shows to plan your trip and check the interactive calendar just before your visit to learn about any schedule updates.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.


School shows

In addition to its public shows, Morehead offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on Morehead's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so Morehead cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.