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!

Star Families

Child enjoying planetarium show in theater with parent

Explore astronomy themes as a family! 

The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together.

Star Families

Adults: $9.25 (plus tax)

Children, students and senior citizens: $8.25 (plus tax)

Morehead Members: $4.25 (plus tax)

Tickets can be purchased online or in our gift shop and are based on availability.

To purchase tickets, click the button above. This will take you to our online show and sales calendar, which is pre-searched to list all upcoming sessions of Star Families. Click on your choice of show to purchase tickets.

Typically, tickets go on sale about a month in advance. If you have questions about online ticket sales, let us know at

Groups of 15 or more people may reserve a private showing of any Star Families program. This private show must occur on a date within one week before or after the date of the scheduled public program. Private show pricing applies.

To reserve a private show, call Guest Relations at 919.962.1236 during regular business hours. You must reserve a private show at least two weeks in advance.

Amy Sayle | Educator