Parking Lot Update

The UNC-owned Morehead parking lot is under construction. Weekday visitors must pay using ParkMobile (Zone Code 4468) or the Pay Station near our iguana. For more info, go to our Plan A Visit page.

Enrichment Experiences

Hands-on learning specifically designed for school groups

These interactive classes add an extra dimension to your school visit to Morehead. Students can explore astronomy, earth science, and physics through hands-on, minds-on Enrichment Experiences led by a Morehead educator.

Please note that this experience is an add-on program for field trips and other special reservations. This is not a standalone reservation option.

Available Classes

For Grades 1-8

Length: 45 minutes
Maximum participants: 30 students per session

Get ready to move as we explore the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun in this highly interactive and kinesthetic class. Why does the Moon’s shape seem to change? Why do we have day and night? What causes eclipses? We’ll answer these questions and more as we “dance the night away.”

Grade Level Recommendations: Grades 3 and 4

NC Standards Correlation

What does our Solar System really look like? How do we know? In this hands-on adventure, students become NASA engineers as they design, build, and test interplanetary landers that are needed to explore rocky worlds like Mars.

Grade Level Recommendations: Grades 3-8
Recommended Show Pairing: Mars: The Ultimate Voyage


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