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. Please read our full statement here. 

Hours and Extended Care

Camp Hours

  • Morning Extended Care: 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
  • Morning Drop-off: 8:45 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Morning Camp: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Morning Pick-up for Half-Day Campers: 12 p.m.
  • Lunch for Full-day Campers: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • Afternoon Drop-off for Half-Day Campers: 12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • Afternoon Camp: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Afternoon Pick-up: 4 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
  • Afternoon Extended Care: 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m.

SciVentures Hours

  • SciVentures Morning Extended Care Drop-off: 7:30 p.m.-8:45 a.m.
  • SciVentures Morning Drop-off: 8:45 p.m.-9 a.m.
  • SciVentures: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • SciVentures Afternoon Pick-up: 4 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
  • SciVentures Afternoon Extended Care: 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m.
Kids' hands in a pan with water during experiment

Extended Care Information

  • Camps are half-day experiences. Parents may combine both a morning camp and an afternoon camp to create a full-day experience.
  • SciVentures programs are full-day experiences.
  • Both camps and SciVentures programs offer extended care (morning, afternoon or both).
  • Morning extended care fee is $20 per week. Afternoon extended care fee is $25 per week.
  • Morehead camp refund policies apply to extended care fees.
  • You may reserve extended care during online registration or by contacting the camp office directly (no later than Wednesday before your child’s camp begins).
  • Lunchtime extended care is provided free to children who are registered for a full-day experience. (Campers must bring their own lunches.) Children who attend only a morning camp or only an afternoon camp are not eligible for lunchtime extended care.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you do not register for extended care but you are late more than once in picking up your child, you may be billed for extended care.