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LEGO-palooza returns!

Feb 11 2013 - 7:00pm

For eight years, the North Carolina LEGO Users Group (NC-LUG) has created amazing displays of unique LEGO scenes, from settlements in outer space to hometowns throughout America (including forts, amusement parks, city landmarks and more), for Morehead visitors to enjoy during LEGO-palooza.

This year, 2013, marks the 35th anniversary of LEGO's original "castle" model, so this year's LEGO-palooza will celebrate castles! NC-LUG members will build a large-scale LEGO castle on site throughout the weekend. Other castle models will be on display, too.

Cirque des Sciences returns on Feb. 8

Dec 24 2012 - 7:00pm

It's back by popular demand: Morehead's Cirque des Sciences, the most amazing fundraising gala in North Carolina!

And you can get all of the details about it by clicking here.

Register now for "Star Families: Moon Myths"

Dec 24 2012 - 7:00pm

Morehead's "Star Families" educational series (for children 7-12 with their parents) will explore "Moon Myths" on Saturday, Jan. 26, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Registration is open now! Click here for details.


Dec 10 2012 - 7:00pm

LEGO-palooza is returning for its ninth year at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center!

Details are still in the planning stage ... but it looks like the North Carolina LEGO Users Group members will bring their unique LEGO creations to Morehead on March 16-17. We'll post more details as soon as plans are complete!

Special offer for Morehead memberships

Dec 9 2012 - 7:00pm

There are dozens of reasons to get a Morehead membership: free admission to shows, early registration for Summer Science Camps, discounts on camps and classes, reciprocal discounts at other science centers ....

Now here's another great reason: Now through Dec. 31, 2012, you'll receive $10 off your purchase of a Morehead membership!

It's the end of the world (or not!).

Nov 14 2012 - 7:00pm

You've heard the stories: An ancient Maya calendar ends on Dec. 21, 2012, so that means the world is ending, right? Wrong?

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center presents a special "Carolina Skies: End of the World Edition" on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, beginning at 8 p.m.

Introducing "The Longest Night"

Nov 5 2012 - 7:00pm

This may be the first collaboration of its type, anywhere in the world -- the renowned puppetry of Paperhand Puppet Intervention and the award-winning fulldome production of Morehead, together in a new planetarium show.

"The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale" is a classic fable, set in a snowy village. A young girl from the village leaves on a simple quest that tests her courage and sparks her generous spirit. Will she be able to return to her village as a hero?

Morehead's Holiday Concert Series 2012

Aug 31 2012 - 8:00pm

Whether your favorite holiday music includes traditional carols, popular tunes or instrumental classics, you'll be able to enjoy the sounds of the season "under the stars" during Morehead's traditional Holiday Concert Series, beginning Nov. 30, 2012. All concerts are scheduled in the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater with stars, constellations and other celestial objects projected onto the dome for your enjoyment during the musical performance.

Middle School Science Club for 2012-2013

Jul 3 2012 - 8:00pm

Morehead's Middle School Science Club offers young scientists an opportunity to learn about science and medical research at UNC and around the Research Triangle, complete with hands-on science experiences, tours and other activities.

Registration is open now for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Spaces are limited!

"Curiosity" lands on Mars

Jul 2 2012 - 8:00pm

NASA has scheduled the landing of its newest Mars rover, Curiosity, for the early morning hours of Aug. 6, 2012. Morehead is not offering a public viewing of the Curiosity broadcast, since the landing will be around 1:30 a.m.