Planning your next visit?

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

Group Visits

*IMPORTNAT NOTICE: COVID-19*

Thank you so much for your interest in planning a field trip to Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. At this time, we are accepting reservation requests for Summer 2021 in July and early August on a case-by-case basis on weekdays only. Groups wishing to visit on weekends may purchase tickets to their show of choice through the Calendar when the show goes on sale 2 weeks prior. Availability for Summer 2021 weekdays is extremely limited.

On these weekdays, the building will be closed to the public on these days, and only one school/group will be allowed in the building at a time to ensure that individual groups are able to socially distance.

Bringing a group of 10 or more people?

Whether you’re bringing a large family, adult group, Scout group, or daycare, you can purchase tickets at a group rate in advance!

For non-school groups looking to visit Morehead, you can request a group reservation using our online request form. We use the same form for both school and non-school group reservations – please ignore or leave blank any questions that apply to schools.

A group of students point up at the fulldome theater at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Are you looking for school field trip or home school information?

Please visit the Field Trip page here, and the Home School page here.

Group Visits

  • Available on weekdays only, by reservation. Currently accepting requests for Jul/Aug 2021. Availability limited at this time.
  • Group size limit: 40
  • Pricing includes admission to exhibit spaces and one (1) planetarium show.*

*Does not include Science Stage shows. 

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Children (age 3-12)

$11.95 + tax

Seniors (60+), Students w/validID
$12.95 + tax
Adults

$13.95 + tax

Add-ons | priced per additional same-day program

$3.00 per student
$4.00 per adult

A tax of 7.5% for state and local sales & use for admissions is applicable to all tickets for planetarium shows only

  • A $3.00 discount will be applied to all tickets. We understand that the current COVID-19 safety protocols and restrictions may impact how you experience our new building. The discount is automatic – you do not need to include a separate discount code.
  • We are currently only accepting group reservations on weekdays in July and early August. Availability is extremely limited at this time.
  • Reservations must meet a $150.00 minimum which provides tickets for up to 15 guests. Each additional guest ticket is priced at the current COVID-19 discounted rate.
  • Private shows during non-business hours will still be priced as listed in the Payment Terms and Policies tab.

Please request a reservation for your group of 10 or more people using the button on this page. Due to current state and local COVID-19 restrictions, we can only accommodate groups of up to 40 guests per 2-hour timed entry. Larger groups may be scheduled over the course of a day or multiple days depending on the total attendance and number of reserved programs.

At this time, group reservations are available on weekdays only in July or August, but availability is extremely limited. Groups wishing to visit on weekends may purchase tickets through our calendar once the shows go on sale 2 weeks prior.

Reservations must be requested (and confirmed) as far in advance as possible, but no more than 2 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate reservation requests less than two weeks in advance.

Morehead’s Reservations team will then contact you to discuss your reservation options and help complete your reservation within a few days.

Please call our Reservations Team at 919.962.1236 if you need additional assistance.

Terms

  • Balances for reservations are due by 5 p.m. on or before 3 business days prior to the visit date.
  • Payments are accepted via business check (no personal checks please), or by VISA/MasterCard.
  • North Carolina public schools (K-12, charter, and college/universities), NC state agencies, and/or NC county agencies such as school districts, libraries, etc. may receive net-30 payment terms upon request. Contact our Reservations Team with questions.

Policies

  • Every child and adult (educators, parents and bus drivers) in your group requires a ticket, and must be counted in your group reservation numbers.
  • Children or adults who have a Morehead membership cannot use their member benefits for admission during a school field trip or other group visit.

Private Planetarium Shows*

  • Students/Children: $9.95
  • Adults: $10.95
  • Minimum charge of $500 must be met for any private show reservation.
  • Tax of 7.5% is applicable to private shows.

*Availability varies and exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Morehead reserves the right to decline requests. 

For group reservations, it is Morehead’s policy to communicate directly with the group visiting in addition to the third party or charter operator. Please include the name of the organization and a contact person who we can copy on all email communications.

If a third party arranges a group visit, they are financially responsible for the visit, and payment is required two weeks in advance of the visit. “Third party” is defined as a company, organization or individual (charter operator, travel agent, etc.) who is not an employee of the organization or group.