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!

Summer Science Camps


Due to recent changes in UNC academic scheduling, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 Summer Science Camps. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our campers and staff.

We appreciate your support and understanding as we find new ways to forge ahead in the coming months. We cannot wait to host schoolchildren, families, and supporters in our brand-new building in the Fall!

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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.

2020 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.

  • Jan. 13-20: Concierge registration for Lunar Level (and higher) members
  • Jan. 20: Early registration opens for Morehead members at 12 p.m.
  • Jan. 24: Early registration opens for UNC Faculty/Staff at 12 p.m.
  • Jan. 27: 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

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 2020. 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.

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.

  • Morehead members are eligible for early registration, and receive a 10% discount on each camp. Become a member today!
  • Current students, staff and faculty members 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.

Wayne Capps | Summer Camp Coordinator


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