Morehead Planetarium

Morehead knows how to bring science to life, with exciting and inspiring planetarium shows, Science Stage programs and Discovery Classes. The programming aligns with North Carolina Essential Standards, ensuring that your field trip will enhance your classroom instruction. View the website for field trip recommendations by grade level. Star shows include the classic Carolina Skies, a live show presented by a Morehead astronomy educator. Each star show is a little bit different, and showcases that night's sky. Multimedia shows are animated adventures that explore the skies as well as other areas of scientific interest, like the human body or the inner workings of Earth's climate system. Science Stage shows are live interactive science demonstrations that bring current scientific discoveries to life. Watch as show presenters conduct exciting experiments before your eyes. Exhibits include History Hallway, which displays photos and artifacts used by the astronauts who trained at Morehead. 
Contact Info
Address: 250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Orange County. Tel: 919-918-1155. Website: Hrs: Tues. - Sat. 10:00AM - 3:30PM, Sun. 1:00PM - 4:30PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK - 12th. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Planetarium Lesson Plan

Planetariums are theaters that present educational and entertaining shows about outer space. Some planetariums even have shows that focus on history in relation to earth science. Groups can see a multimedia presentation of the night sky on a dome-shaped projection on the ceiling of the theater.... Continue