Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, as a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has suspended public operations until further notice because of ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns. You can read our full statement here. While you’re here, check out Morehead At Home, an online hub of resources for you to enjoy at home!



Since 2005, the North Carolina LEGO Users Group has put on LEGO-palooza in partnership with Morehead Planetarium & Science Center.

Intricate LEGO exhibits are displayed throughout the Morehead building for a weekend – scenes of outer space, trains, amusement parks, city landmarks and more! LEGO-palooza will also have LEGO activities for kids to explore their own creativity and innovation, food trucks, and more. 

This event is recommended for ages 6 and older, but younger children are welcome to attend.

This event will not be held in early 2020 because of ongoing renavations at Morehead. Please check back later for additional details.  

Close up of boys viewing LEGO exhibition at Morehead during LEGO-palooza 2015