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October 2019 Home School Discount

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center invites Home School families to visit the Planetarium in the month of October with a special discount only available for Home Schools! Home school families will receive $1 off each admission ticket to your first show – the same discount that groups of 10+ receive – without needing 10 or more guests!

This discount will be available for any regularly scheduled planetarium show in the month of October. Simply head over to our Calendar to find a show you’d like to see on the date you'd like to visit, and click on the name of the show to purchase tickets using a discount code. To receive the discount code for this fall, please contact the Reservations Manager for Morehead Planetarium at rwatt@email.unc.edu or call at 919.843.3522. 

Note that weekday programs are only published two weeks in advance, but weekend shows are already listed. Tickets for most shows go on sale two weeks in advance. Discount is not applicable to special programs, such as Moonlight Madness or Scare-o-lina Skies, etc.

If you want to see more than one show during your visit, you won’t be able to purchase the second show with the discount online (second show tickets are supposed to be $4/person pre-tax but will be full-price online). Instead, you’ll show your receipt/tickets in the Gift Shop on the day of your visit to get discounted tickets to additional shows that same day if tickets are still available.

To receive the discount code or for questions about purchasing tickets with the home school discount, please contact the Reservations Manager for Morehead Planetarium at rwatt@email.unc.edu or call at 919.843.3522.

Fall 2019 Ongoing Renovations: Exhibits and Science Stages CLOSED

Morehead Planetarium is currently under a partial renovation, and our exhibits and science stage programming will be unavailable this fall. However, in order to continue to provide an experience for home schools, we are providing this discount to our planetarium shows, which will still be running on our normal schedule. Home School Day, a specific day full of Planetarium Shows, Science Stages and other programs available for Home School groups only, will return in Fall 2020 once our permanent exhibits have been installed and we have an all-new experience to provide. 

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