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Youth & Family Programs

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is the place for curious young minds and their families. Morehead offers family science workshops all year round, Saturday enrichment classes for children in the spring and fall, and of course, Morehead wildly popular Summer Science Camps every summer! Morehead's diverse programs offer something for everyone.

Morehead Afterschool Program

Ready for science after school? Your child can enjoy afternoons at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center participating in our exciting, hands-on Morehead Afterschool Program (MAP). Located on UNC's campus, this quality program fuels the natural inclination of K-5 children to explore and discover the world around them.

Kids in the fulldome theater.

Celebrate your child’s special day at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center! Birthday parties have never been more fun for kids (or easier for you). Choose the Standard or Deluxe party package that's perfect for your party!

Middle schoolers, we're taking a year off. We'll be back with more middle school science club fun in the 2018-2019 school year! Join us then to investigate the science of robots, get your hands dirty dissecting a shark or learn more about what makes you unique? Morehead's Middle School Science Club (MSSC) gives you the opportunity to explore all kinds of scientific interests with lots of hands-on adventures.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is pleased to partner with the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts to offer astronomy programming designed specifically to help these groups with badgework and other goals.

Explore astronomy themes as a family! The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together.

Summer Science Camp!

Important dates

  • Jan. 8-12: Concierge registration for Lunar Level (and higher) members
  • Jan. 15: Early registration opens for Morehead members at 12 p.m.
  • Jan. 17: Early registration opens for UNC Faculty/Staff at 12 p.m.
  • Jan. 22: Public registration opens at 12 p.m.