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Advance tickets are required for all guests including children, and all guests over the age of 2 must wear a proper face covering.
Read more about our safety protocols and plan your next visit to the new Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

What you Need to Know

Science in the Summer™ FAQs

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We’ve got answers. Read below for frequently asked questions about Science in the Summer™.

Girl in lab coat and goggles.

Mask Policy

We know that everyone – including small children – can transmit COVID-19, and we also know that wearing a mask is one of the most effective strategies in preventing transmission of the virus.

Additionally, we understand that wearing a mask can be hard for many children; however, in order to keep everyone safe, all campers and camp staff are required to wear a mask at all times in accordance with CDC recommendations. In order to provide in-person camps, wearing a mask is a University-approved requirement for our program. We invite you to explore our virtual program offerings via SIS at Home as an alternative to our in-person program if you are interested.

Fortunately, there is good news! You and your family will have access to downloadable, printable SIS activities that will engage your child while at home. We have selected activities that use household items which we hope will make them easier to complete. Additionally, you will have access to a booklist with engineering-related titles and step-by-step activity instructions.

The resources will be posted on our Science in the Summer website in July.

Registration will close on May 14, 2021.

Yes! We will offer virtual sessions this year. For information, please visit https://moreheadplanetarium.org/sis/sis-at-home/. Additionally, you will have access to a book list with engineering-related titles and step-by-step activity instructions.

The resources will be posted on our Science in the Summer website in July.

If you completed and submitted your registrations and forms you will automatically receive confirmation emails. Please check your spam folder for email messages from “GSK Science in the Summer” or from “@email.unc.edu” or @unc.edu” addresses.

Log in to your online Active Network account using the password you submitted on the registration form.

If you registered your child for the incorrect level, email scienceinthesummer@unc.edu to cancel the existing registration. You’ll need to complete the registration process again to properly register your child for the correct level.

A parent, guardian or approved adult must:

  1. Enter the SIS classroom with your child,
  2. Verify your identity by presenting a government-issued photo identification to the SIS educator, and
  3. Sign your child IN at drop-off and OUT at pick-up each day. Please allow adequate time to complete this process.

PLEASE NOTE: The SIS educator is the only person permitted to check identification and facilitate the sign-in/sign-out process. Library staff members and high school assistants cannot do so.

During registration, please provide the names of two parents or legal guardians AND up to five other adults to drop off and pick up your child from SIS. Adults must be 18 or older. Only individuals on this list will be able to drop off and pick up your child.

You will be able to make changes to your list using the online account created during registration until May 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. After that time, you must email the Science in the Summer Office to make any additional changes to the list of approved adults.

The list of approved individuals is final at 12 pm on the Thursday before your child’s SIS session begins. There are no exceptions.