Come and experience our new fulldome 4K laser projection system. 

Now open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.*

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*Open for field trips Tuesdays – Fridays.

SIS Registration

Program & Registration Information

Please review this page in detail. Information is listed for individual sessions by county and date.

  • Registration dates vary by county. Please check below for each corresponding date.
  • Registration will open at 9 am for select sessions according to the dates below.
  • Registration must be completed online.
  • Each child can only register for one SIS session per summer.
  • Additional sessions may be added at a later date.
A young girl participates in a GSK Science in the Summer program.

Camp Levels

Level I: Rising 2nd3rd graders
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Level II: Rising 4th & 5th graders
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Level III: Rising 6th7th,8th graders
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center remains committed to the health and safety of our campers, guests, and staff. We encourage campers and camp staff to wear a mask. Additional safety measures include:

  • Leading sessions outdoors when possible and appropriate
  • Routine cleaning protocols
  • Leaving doors and windows open to increase air exchange when possible

Parents can also expect ongoing communication related to health and safety precautions before and during camps when appropriate.

If you have specific questions, please contact our team at scienceinthesummer@unc.edu.

View PDF of step-by-step instructions.

Registration is a two-step process. All steps must be completed for valid registration. Sessions that are not open will not appear in the registration system.

1. Online Registration Form

Online registration is through Active Network. Only available sessions will appear on the registration webpage. Sessions that are not open or are filled will not appear.

  • Click “Register Now” button at the top of this page.
  • Complete online registration form
  • Receive a follow-up email from “GSK Science in the Summer” (~15 minutes after online form completion; check spam filter)

2. Participant Release Forms

Online participant release forms are completed through DocuSign. Digital signatures are legally binding. Forms must be complete and correct for valid registration.

  • You will receive a follow-up email from “GSK Science in the Summer” that includes the link to the participant release forms after the registration form is submitted.
  • Complete participant release forms within 72 hours of completing the registration information form. (Incomplete forms will result in cancellations.)
  • If your child is added to the waitlist, you will receive the release form once they are enrolled in a session. You will have 72 hours from the email notification of enrollment to complete the release form. Once a child is confirmed for a session, they will be removed from other session waitlists.

You will receive a confirmation email after all forms have been reviewed, up to 21 days after submission. Failure to complete forms will result in the cancellation of the registration. Staff cannot confirm registration by phone or email inquiry due to the high volume of registrations.

3. Registration Schedule

Registration will open at 9 a.m. for select sessions according to the dates below. For example, if your preferred camp is from July 18 – 22, registration will open on March 15 at 9 a.m.

  • June 20-24 → March 7
  • June 27-July 1 → March 8
  • July 11-15 → March 14
  • July 18-22 → March 15
  • July 25-29 → March 21
  • August 1-5→ March 22
  • August 8-12 → March 28
  • August 15-17 → March 29
  • A child can only participate in one session per summer.
  • Registrations are accepted in the order they are received. Each session will include 10 additional waitlist spaces.
  • All information provided in registration forms must be complete and accurate.
  • To cancel a registration, email scienceinthesummer@unc.edu with the child’s name, session location, session level, date of session, and time of session.
  • Children must be registered for the appropriate level.
  • Only parents or legal guardians can register a child.
  • The child’s name, session location, session level, date of session, and time of session on the release form must match the information on the registration form to be valid. If the information on the release form does not match the information on the registration form, the session will be canceled.
  • Due to the high volume of registrations, we are unable to contact parents or legal guardians before a registration is canceled.

SIS reserves the right to cancel a registration if policies have been violated.

After the initial spaces are filled, registrations for a session will automatically be placed on the waitlist. A child can be on multiple waitlists. All forms must be filled out for each session registration.

If an opening occurs, you will receive an email that includes the release form after the child is enrolled in a session. You will have 72 hours from the email notification of enrollment to complete the release form. Once a child is confirmed for a session, the child will be removed from remaining session waitlists.

Science in the Summer Program
scienceinthesummer@unc.edu
919.843.9379

PLEASE NOTE: Program coordinator cannot register your child by phone or confirm registration by phone or email. 

Camp Locations and Dates

May Memorial Library
342 South Spring St., Burlington, NC 27215

Level I
July 11-15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 11-15
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 18-20
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mebane Arts and Community Center
633 Corregidor St, Mebane, NC 27302

Level I
July 11-15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 11-15
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 26-28
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Durham County Center
721 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701

Level I
July 11-15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 11-15
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
August 15-17
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Durham Main Library
300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27703

Level I
July 25-29
9 a.m.– 12 p.m.

Level II
July 25-29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 19-21
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

North Regional Library
221 Milton Road, Durham, NC 27712

Level I
June 20-24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
June 20-24
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 25-27
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

South Regional Library
4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713

Level I
August 1-5
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
August 1-5
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
August 8-10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

East Regional Library
211 Lick Creek Lane, Durham, NC 27703

Level I
July 18-22
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 18-22
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
June 28-30
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Franklinton High School
910 Cedar Creek Road, Franklinton, NC 27525

Level I
June 20-23
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
June 20-23
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Level III
June 20-22
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Louisburg High School (@LHS Freshman Academy)
201 Allen Lane, Louisburg, NC 27549

Level I
June 27 – 30
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
June 27 – 30
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Level III
July 18 – 20
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Youngsville Public Library
218 US 1A Hwy, Youngsville, NC 27596

Level I
July 18 – 22
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 18 – 22
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 11 – 13
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Richard Thornton Library
210 Main Street, Oxford, NC 27565

Level I
August 1 – 5
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
August 1 – 5
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 25 – 27
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

South Branch Library
1550 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor, NC 27522

Level I
July 25 – 29
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 25 -29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 18 – 20
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Harnett County Public Library
455 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, NC 27546

Level I
July 25 – 29
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 25 -29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level I
August 1 – 5
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
August 1 – 5
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
August 8 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level III
August 8 – 10
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Benson Conference Center
303 E. Church St. Benson, NC 27504

Level I
June 20 – 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
June 20 – 24
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level I
July 25 – 29
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 25 – 29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
June 28 – 30
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level III
August 10 – 12
1 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield
305 E. Market St., Smithfield, NC 27577

Level I
July 11 – 15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 11 – 15
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level I
July 18 – 22
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 18 – 22
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 25 – 27
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level III
August 1 – 3
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Perry Memorial Library
205 Breckenridge St, Henderson, NC 27536

Level I
June 20 – 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
June 20 – 24
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 25 – 27
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Alston-Massenburg Center
416 N. Taylor St, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Level I
August 8-12
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
August 8-12
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
August 2-4
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 18 – 22
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Southern Regional Center
130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Level I
June 27 – July 1
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
June 27 – July 1
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level I
July 11 – 15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 11 – 15
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level I
July 25 – 29
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 25 – 29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 20-22
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level III
August 10-12
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Northern Regional Center
350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587

Level I
July 11 – 15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 11 – 15
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level I
July 18 – 22
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
July 18 – 22
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
July 25 – 27
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level III
August 1 – 3
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wendell Community Center
601 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591

Level I
June 20 – 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II
June 20 -24
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
August 8 – 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pine Springs Preparatory Academy
1729 N. Main Street, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Level I (1st session)
August 1 – 5
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II (1st session)
August 1 – 5
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level I (2nd session)
August 1 – 5
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level II (2nd session)
August 1 – 5
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level III
June 27 – 29
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Level III
June 27 – 29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Triangle
808 Aviation Parkway, Ste 900 Morrisville, NC 27560

Level III
August 1 – 3
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Student in 2019 GSK Science in the Summer program

Registration Schedule

Registration will open at 9 a.m. for select sessions according to the dates below. For example, if your preferred camp is from July 18 – 22, registration will open on March 15 at 9 a.m.

  • June 20-24 → March 7
  • June 27-July 1 → March 8
  • July 11-15 → March 14
  • July 18-22 → March 15
  • July 25-29 → March 21
  • August 1-5→ March 22
  • August 8-12 → March 28
  • August 15-17 → March 29