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For more than 60 years, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has supported science education in North Carolina. Now, you can support Morehead and get special benefits for yourself, including free admission to hundreds of science centers and museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program. When you invest in membership, you are investing in Morehead's future.

A list of membership categories and benefits appears below:

Student Level

The Student membership is available for current full-time students. Proof of enrollment is required to purchase a Student membership.

Annual dues: $20 ($20 is tax deductible)

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free planetarium admission to planetarium shows, Science 360, Science LIVE! and interactive exhibits
  • Special member communications
  • 10-percent discount at the Morehead Gift Shop
  • Special discounts on classes and other special programs
  • Two guest passes for free admission (one-time use only)
  • Admission benefits at more than 300 different museums through the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) Passport Program. (Limitations apply to museums and science centers participating in the program that are within a 90-mile radius of Morehead and your home.)
  • 50-percent discount on admission to the Greensboro Science Center. Morehead members must present a valid Morehead membership card and a matching photo I.D. to receive the benefit.
  • 50-percent discount on admission to the NC Zoo. Morehead members should enter through the Zoo Society/members-only entrance and present a valid Morehead membership card and a matching photo I.D. to receive the benefit.

Household Level

Annual dues: $70 ($70 is tax deductible)

Benefits:

  • Free admission for two adults and all children (age 18 and under) in your family to all regularly-scheduled planetarium shows, Science Stage programs and interactive exhibits*
  • Priority registration and discount on Summer Science Camps
  • 10-percent discount at the Morehead Gift Shop
  • Special discounts on classes and other special programs
  • Special member communications about select Morehead programs
  • Two guest passes for free admission (one-time use only) and four one-hour parking vouchers
  • A discount on birthday parties at Morehead
  • Admission benefits at more than 300 different museums through the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) Passport Program. (Limitations apply to museums and science centers participating in the program that are within a 90-mile radius of Morehead and your home.)
  • 50-percent discount on admission to the Greensboro Science Center. Morehead members must present a valid Morehead membership card and a matching photo I.D. to receive the benefit.
  • 50-percent discount on admission to the NC Zoo. Morehead members should enter through the Zoo Society/members-only entrance and present a valid Morehead membership card and a matching photo I.D. to receive the benefit.

Friend Level

Annual dues: $125 ($72 is tax deductible)

Friend members receive Household benefits plus the following:

  • Four additional guest passes
  • Two additional one-hour parking vouchers
  • Donor recognition

Lunar Level

Annual dues: $250 ($165 is tax deductible)

Lunar members receive Household benefits plus the following:

  • Concierge camp registration
  • Eight additional guest passes
  • Four additional one-hour parking vouchers
  • Donor recognition

Solar Level

Annual dues: $500 ($383 is tax deductible)

Solar members receive Household benefits plus the following:

  • Concierge camp registration
  • 12 additional guest passes
  • Six additional one-hour parking vouchers
  • Donor recognition

Stellar Level

Annual dues: $1,000 ($837 is tax deductible)

Stellar members receive Household benefits plus the following:

  • Concierge camp registration
  • 18 additional guest passes
  • Eight additional one-hour parking vouchers
  • Donor recognition

Membership Policies

  • Membership dues are charitable contributions and are non-refundable. Your contribution, less the fair market value of offered benefits, is tax deductible. Please refer to the information above to see Morehead's estimation of the tax-deductible portion of your membership contribution. Please refer to Internal Revenue Service Publication 526 for more information.
  • *Please note that free admission applies to regularly-scheduled planetarium shows and Science Stage programs. Morehead members may receive different discounts on special shows that do not follow regular ticket pricing.
  • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center retains the right to amend the terms of the membership program at any time.
  • All of Morehead's general membership categories provide benefits for one or two adults and their children or grandchildren (ages 18 or younger) living in the same household. Those benefits do not extend to adult children, adult siblings or nieces and nephews of any age. However, each membership packet includes several guest passes, which members may use to provide admission to other family members. A caregiver or babysitter may accompany children, using the membership card, if a parent or grandparent is not present.
  • Children or adults included in a Morehead membership cannot use their membership benefits for admission during a school field trip or other group visit.

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