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Admission & Ticket Prices

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show time in the Morehead Gift Shop. 

Planetarium Shows

Morehead Members | FREE for all regularly-scheduled shows
You must present a valid Morehead membership card for free admission. If you are not a member, you can join online or at the Morehead ticket counter.


Adults | $8.25 + tax
Children, students and senior citizens | $7.25 + tax
If you want to see more than one planetarium show, you can add additional shows to your same-day ticket for just $4.00 each.

Special pricing is available for field trips and groups (10 or more visitors) with advance reservations. Contact Morehead Guest Relations for more information on field trips and group reservations.

Science Stage Programs & Exhibits

Morehead offers a regular schedule of public Science Stage programs and exhibits FREE. Special pricing may apply for field trips and groups with advance reservations.


Public Spaces

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Wednesday | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Thursday | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Friday | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Sunday | 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Business Office

Monday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

Please consult Morehead's calendar for specific show times and exhibit hours.

Morehead is closed on Mondays and on these state holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. We run special programming by advanced registration only on New Year's Eve. Morehead will also be closed the first week of January 2018 for maintenance in our Theater.


  • Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Children younger than age 3 are admitted free with parent. Please note that a planetarium environment - dark room, bright lights, loud noises - may not be suitable for very young children.
  • "Children" - ages 3-12.
  • "Students" - anyone who is enrolled in a K-12 school (including homeschool) or anyone who presents a valid student ID card from a college, university or technical school.
  • "Seniors" - ages 60 and older.
  • If you are bringing a group of 10 or more, please call or email Morehead Planetarium Reservations (919-962-1236, mpsc_reservations@unc.edu) during regular business hours at least 2 days in advance of your visit to make a reservation. You may also request a reservation at this link: Request a reservation online.