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Field Trips

Students arriving at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for a field trip.

Field trip groups have been visiting Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for more than 60 years. Morehead knows how to bring science to life, with exciting and inspiring planetarium showsScience Stage shows and Discovery Classes.

Our programming aligns with North Carolina Essential Standards, ensuring that your field trip will enhance your classroom instruction. Morehead’s Guest Relations team works closely with you, so your field trip will be a great educational experience.

Reservation ProcessGroup Pricing | Venue Capacity

Third Party & Charter Operators | Helpful Links | Recommendations

Reservation Process

Reservations are required for ALL groups of 10 or more people.

  • Complete one of the online request forms above to start the reservations process.
    • Summer 2017 reservations: 6/9/17 - 8/27/17
    • Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 reservations: 9/19/17 - 6/8/17
    • Summer 2018 reservations will be available for request in February 2018.
  • Morehead's Reservations team will then contact you to discuss your reservation options and help complete your reservation. 

You are welcome to call Morehead’s Reservations team at 919-962-1236 with any questions.

Group Pricing

Every student and adult (educators, parents and bus drivers) in your group requires a ticket, and must be counted in your group reservation numbers. We provide one free adult ticket for every 10 students.  

Venue Capacity

Seating is limited in our venues:

* Exhibits are not open during field trip visits.

Third Parties and Charter Operators

For field trip reservations, it is Morehead’s policy to communicate directly with the school or group visiting.

If a third party arranges a field trip visit, they are financially responsible for the visit, and payment is required two weeks in advance of the visit. "Third party" is defined as a company, organization or individual (charter operator, travel agent, etc.) who is not an employee of the school or group.

Helpful Links

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

Recommendations for Your Field 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)