Are you curious? Of course you are! From birth, humans are naturally curious about the universe around them. And that’s the basic idea behind Morehead’s programming: create fun, educational programs that help people explore their own natural curiosity.
The centerpiece of Morehead’s programming is its famed planetarium, and that’s where your visit to Morehead should begin. In the 1960s, NASA sent its astronauts here for training in star recognition. Today, you can experience thrilling multimedia shows under the very same dome.
Once your planetarium show is complete, the journey is just beginning. A day at Morehead might include a visit to a fun, interactive exhibit; an exciting live science demonstration; and an engaging, live show about a current science topic.
Curious about our shows and programs? Explore the links at left to learn what’s happening at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
Shows are presented Thursday through Saturday evenings. Touring the planetarium and exhibits is free, but an admission fee ($) is charged for films and other programs.
We attended a laser light show at the planetarium. It was so much fun! We also enjoy the space programs that they have there. It's great for the explorers in the family. When you are sick of the movies and want to go on an adventure, check this place out!
The most easily accessible attraction is Morehead Planetarium, once used by NASA as a training center for astronauts. Part of the university, the planetarium houses a rare projector that casts nearly 9,000 stars onto the inside of the planetarium’s 68 foot dome. In addition to the 350-seat theater, there are a host of related exhibits, art galleries, a digital theater, observatory, a science shop, rose gardens, and a huge sundial. Special programs for children are held most weekends. Call for a schedule of shows.