Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, as a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has suspended public operations until further notice because of ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns. You can read our full statement here. While you’re here, check out Morehead At Home, an online hub of resources for you to enjoy at home!

Pricing

Field Trips

Planetarium Show*, Discovery Class or Science Stage Program

First show or class
Student fee

$6.25 per student

Adult fee

$7.25 per adult

Additional show or class
Student fee

$4 per student

Adult fee

$4 per adult

*Planetarium shows are subject to NC State and Local Sales & Use taxes.

Mobile Programs

All mobile programs are subject to travel fees. If your school is within a 90-mile radius of Chapel Hill, the fee is $50. If your school is more than 90 miles from Chapel Hill, your fee is $200. Distances are calculated using the Google Maps application.

If you need more than the maximum sessions per day to serve your students, please extend your reservation by adding consecutive days or hours (depending on program). The “extended fee” is your discounted cost for any consecutive days or hours you add.

Morehead in Motion: Lab to Life

One-day school visit
Base fee

$300

Base time

1 day

Extended fee

$150/additional day

Max sessions

3

Max participants

30 per session

Session length

75-90 min.

Mobile Planetarium**

One-day school visit
Base fee

$425

Base time

1 day

Extended fee

$150/additional day

Max sessions***

4

Max participants

20-30 per session

Session length

45 min.

Weekend or evening visit
Base fee

$350

Base time

2 hours

Extended fee

$75/additional hour

Max sessions***

1

Max participants

20-30 per session

Session length

2 hours

**Mobile planetarium visit fees are subject to NC State and Local Sales & Use taxes applicable to the county in which the visit occurs.

***Mobile planetarium capacity varies by age group. The mobile planetarium can also accommodate two adults in addition to student participants.

GSK Science on Your Street Enrichment Program

One-day school visit
Base fee

$300

Base time

1 day

Extended fee

$200/additional day

Max sessions

3

Max participants

30 per session

Session length

75-90 min.

Weekend or evening visit
Base fee

$375

Base time

2 hours

Extended fee

$75/additional hour

Max sessions

1

Max participants

N/A

Session length

2 hours

One-day afterschool visit
Base fee

$200

Base time

2 hours

Extended fee

$75/additional hour

Max sessions

2

Max participants

30 per session

Session length

60 min.

Science on Stage

One-day school visit
Base fee

$300

Base time

1 day

Extended fee

$200/additional day

Max sessions

2

Max participants

300 per session

Session length

45-60 min.