Science On Stage | Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

We're getting a new look!

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is currently preparing a more user-friendly, accessible website for you! Please stay tuned for the new site which will be unveiled on January 20, 2020. 

Home » Science On Stage

Science On Stage

Science educator during Science On Stage show at elementary school

Bring exciting live science demonstrations to your school with Science on Stage!

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is partnering with Novozymes to serve schools across North Carolina by delivering inspiring programming directly to you. Science on Stage will captivate your student audience with interactive experiments and demonstrations performed by a Morehead educator in your gym or auditorium. Program content is aligned to NC Essential Standards, making Science on Stage a fun and unique way to supplement classroom learning.



K-2nd grade Program | 45 minutes

Learn about forces and motion as we launch rockets and make objects levitate in midair. Experiment with phase changes using balloons and bubbles, perform chemical reactions to create cascades of colorful foam, and so much more. This show will have younger audiences on the edge of their seats as we introduce them to the wonderful world of science.


3rd - 5th grade Program | 1 hour

Explore Newton’s laws of motion with “magic” tricks and rocket launches, then conduct hair-raising experiments with electricity using a Van De Graaff generator. Learn about human body systems with a digital microscope, discover phase changes with liquid nitrogen, and more. We’ll even perform a chemical reaction to create a giant, colorful foam explosion as our grand finale! This dynamic show will amaze your students while reinforcing key scientific concepts.  



  • 2 sessions per day
  • Maximum of 200 students per session
  • Minimum of 30 minutes between sessions to reset

This program requires a space that can accommodate 200 students and has access to power outlets. A gym, multipurpose room, or auditorium is recommended. Your Morehead educator will arrive 90 minutes before your first program begins to set up and will need to stay one hour after the last show ends to pack up. The space must be available for the full duration of that time.



  • $300 for a one-day visit
  • $200/day for each additional, consecutive day. 
  • Sites within a 90-mile radius of Chapel Hill have an additional $50 travel fee per day
  • Sites more than 90 miles from Chapel Hill have an additional $200 travel fee per day

Scholarship assistance is available pending qualifications.


Through the generous support of Novozymes, we are able to offer one-day Science On Stage visits free to schools in Edgecombe, Halifax, Hertford, Gates, Granville, Greene, Nash, Northampton, Warren, and Vance Counties.

More Info