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Recommended Field Trip Itinerary


Morehead educators have carefully studied the North Carolina Essential Standards. Our educators have also reviewed all of our programming to identify the best correlations between our shows and your curriculum. Based on this review, we are pleased to make the following recommendations.

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Best Choice Fulldome Planetarium Show

All of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s planetarium shows are now presented in stunning high-definition fulldome digital video in the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater. If you see only one fulldome planetarium show during your visit, we recommend seeing the “best choice” show. The “best choice” show most closely aligns with your grade level’s curriculum objectives.

Magic Tree House® Space Mission NC Essential Standards

Jack and Annie from the best-selling Magic Tree House® children’s book series are your guides in this Morehead-produced fulldome digital program. Join them on a fun-filled journey as they discover the wondrous secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Written by Will Osborne, co-author of Space, the nonfiction companion and research guide to the Magic Tree House® book Midnight on the Moon.

Science LIVE! Programs

Morehead educators present Science LIVE! on the Science Stage and, with advance notice, will tailor presentations to match your group’s grade level and curriculum.

Science Showtime NC Essential Standards

How can we make water disappear or turn into snow? What’s the best way to pop a balloon? Can a bowling ball float in water? How much energy can we get from an exploding jelly bean? Science Showtime is an exciting introduction to the incredible world of science. We encounter science every day, often without even realizing it. In Science Showtime, audiences will get a chance to see and do experiments that show some of the ways science and technology helps our daily lives, often in surprising and fun ways.

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