We’re reopening our doors to the public on Saturday, November 7. Here’s what you need to know to plan a fun, safe visit to the new Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

What you Need to Know

Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tsunamis

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Earth’s surface usually seems solid, constant and immovable. But that’s not always so.

Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and the giant sea waves we call “tsunamis” shatter any illusions that the planet on which we live is always a tranquil abode. In reality, we exist on a constantly moving platform, with land masses set adrift upon a vast, unseen “ocean” of molten rock miles below our feet. Continents grind past, sink beneath, or collide with each other, carrying us all — quite literally —along for the ride.

This fascinating show examines Earth’s massive tectonic processes, and explores the powerful and occasionally disruptive “growing pains” of our home world.

More Information

This show is recommended for ages 8 and up.

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√ Assistive listening devices available upon request (at least 15 minutes in advance)

Please visit this page for more information about Morehead’s commitment to accessibility.

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If you have specific accessibility needs, please discuss with Morehead Reservations at the time of your field trip reservation request.

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