Planning your next visit?

Advance tickets are required for all guests including children, and all guests over the age of 2 must wear a proper face covering.
Read more about our safety protocols and plan your next visit to the new Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

What you Need to Know

Pricing

Field Trips

Planetarium Show, Discovery Class or Science Stage Program*

First show or class
Student fee

$9.50 per student

Adult fee

$11.50 per adult

Additional show or class
Student fee

$3 per student

Adult fee

$4 per adult

*Admission to all programs 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.

Max Participants

Please review each individual program’s COVID-19 protocols for information on maximum numbers of participants.

Morehead in Motion: Earth & Beyond

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.

Morehead in Motion: Lab to Life

One-day school visit
Base fee

$350

Base time

1 day

Extended fee

$175/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.

Our Physical World Live!

Classroom activities & assembly demonstrations
Base fee

$450

Base time

1 day

Extended fee

$150/additional day

Max sessions

2

Max participants

24 (for activities)

150 (for demos)

Session length

60-75 min.

40-60 min.

Classroom activities only
Base fee

$300

Base time

1 day

Extended fee

$150/additional day

Max sessions

2

Max participants

24 per session

Session length

60-75 min.

Assembly demonstrations only
Base fee

$300

Base time

1 day

Extended fee

$150/additional day

Max sessions

2

Max participants

150 per session

Session length

45-60 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.