Come and experience our new fulldome 4K laser projection system. 

Now open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.*

Click here for tickets + schedule

*Open for field trips Tuesdays – Fridays.

Summer Science Camps

Science is an adventure – an amazing opportunity to explore the world around us.

Children naturally love to explore our world, and Summer Science Camps at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center are the perfect way to encourage your child’s curiosity and intellectual growth in a fun, nurturing environment.

2022 Summer Science Camps

All camps are located at Morehead (250 E Franklin St | Chapel Hill, NC) or surrounding buildings on The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

Register Here

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center remains committed to the health and safety of our campers, guests, and staff. We encourage campers and camp staff to wear a mask. Additional safety measures include:

  • Leading sessions outdoors when possible and most appropriate
  • Increasing cleaning protocols
  • Leaving doors and windows open to increase air exchange when possible

For more information on other things we are doing to keep staff and campers safe, please review our current safety protocols online.

Parents can also expect ongoing communication related to health and safety precautions before and during camps.

If you have specific questions, please contact our team at

  • Jan 24-29 – Concierge registration for Solar level (and higher) members
  • Jan 31 – Early registration opens for all Morehead members at 12 p.m.
  • Feb 4 – Early registration opens for UNC Staff/Faculty* at 12 p.m.
  • Feb 7 – Public registration opens at 12 p.m.
  • Early June – Camp Open House & Orientation (meet counselors, see the classrooms, and help your child become familiar with the camp location

*UNC Staff/Faculty, please email to receive discount code.

Morehead Summer Science Camps use an online registration system, which offers real-time updates on camp availability. You can register more than one child in a single online session.

  • Your child can participate only in those camps designed for the grade level he or she will enter in fall 2022. NO EXCEPTIONS. This ensures the best possible academic and social environment for all campers.
  • Your child can participate in a named camp only once during the summer. For example, a camper cannot register for “LEGO Robotics” more than once.

Early Registration Access

Morehead Members and UNC Staff/Faculty please email to receive discount code.

Registration Confirmation

Look for a confirmation email after you complete registration. If you don’t receive this email within 30 minutes, please check your spam filter.

Waiting Lists

If the camp you have chosen is already full, please consider joining the waiting list. You will be notified if a space becomes available.


  • All Morehead members are eligible for early registration. Members that are Family Plus and above are eligible for a 10% discount on each camp. Become a member today!
  • Current employees of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are eligible for a 7% discount on all camps.

*Please Note: Only one camp discount code can be used at check out. 


If you are interested in a need-based scholarship, please contact Morehead’s Summer Science Camps office at 919.843.7334 or prior to registering. Scholarships are limited and may not be available for all camps.

Morehead welcomes donations to the Summer Science Camps scholarship fund, which provides opportunities for children with documented financial need to attend camp. If you would like to contribute to this fund – or if you know a child who would benefit from a camp scholarship – please contact the camp office.


If you’re a college student interested in being a camp counselor, check out our Summer Camp Counselor job posting here: 

Applications close April 22.


If you’re a high school student interested in being a teen volunteer, fill out the application below. You can email it to or mail it to the address listed in the application.

Applications close May 1. 

Summer Science Camp Team


Morehead members get special early registration benefits. Click here to become a member today.