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Youth & Family Programs

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is the place for curious young minds and their families. Morehead offers family science workshops all year round, Saturday enrichment classes for children in the spring and fall, and of course, Morehead wildly popular Summer Science Camps every summer! Morehead's diverse programs offer something for everyone.

Morehead Afterschool Program

Ready for science after school? Your child can enjoy afternoons at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center participating in our exciting, hands-on Morehead Afterschool Program (MAP). Located on UNC's campus, this quality program fuels the natural inclination of K-5 children to explore and discover the world around them.

Kids in the fulldome theater.


Due to ongoing renovations affecting our classroom venues, we will not have availability for birthday parties until January 2020.

Available dates for Birthday Party reservations are limited, and a list of remaining dates is available on the Birthday Party request form. The dates listed reflect all remaining dates that the Planetarium could host a Birthday Party reservation. Availability is impacted by holidays, staffing, and venue availability. 

General Information

Celebrate your child’s special day at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center! Birthday parties have never been more fun for kids (or easier for you). Choose the Standard or Deluxe party package that's perfect for your party!

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is pleased to partner with the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts to offer astronomy programming designed specifically to help these groups with badgework and other goals.

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.

Summer Science Camp!

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.