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Thanks for your interest in "Star of Bethlehem."

"Star" is now retired after 61 years of service. This holiday planetarium show was uniquely designed to be presented using Morehead's analog projection system. In 2011, the analog projection system was decommissioned (including Morehead's Zeiss VI star projector) and its projectors were removed. Planetarium shows that require an analog projection system can no longer be shown at Morehead.

The holiday season is still special at Morehead! In 2011, Morehead introduced its Holiday Stars Concert Series, filling the planetarium with music that includes seasonal favorites, Christmas carols, pop standards and children's music. We hope you'll choose to make the Morehead Holiday Stars Concert Series your new family tradition and continue to share the holidays with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Seasonal schedules

Visiting soon? Check out Morehead's interactive calendar to see what's happening when you'll be here. Just click the date — the interactive calendar is typically up-to-date within one week of today.

Please note that Morehead does not offer all of its shows every day and that exhibits may be closed for maintenance or for classes during some hours.

If you're planning to visit several weeks from today, check out our current schedule of public shows to plan your trip and check the interactive calendar just before your visit to learn about any schedule updates.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.


School shows

In addition to its public shows, Morehead offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on Morehead's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so Morehead cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.