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!

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.