Here is a sampling of the family-friendly events happening in the Triangle this weekend.
▪ Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s LEGO-palooza returns this weekend, with a variety of LEGO exhibits set up throughout the building. There’s more than hands-off displays, though, as there will be activities where kids can build, too. LEGO-palooza hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but attendees may have to wait to enter during busy times. 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Visit moreheadplanetarium.org.
▪ Saturday brings the African-American Cultural Celebration to the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. This free Black History Month kickoff runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Programming includes musicians, storytellers, chefs, historians, authors and artists. Children can check out hands-on activities like a gallery hunt, traditional African games and cowrie-shell necklace-making. Visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.
▪ Downtown Raleigh children’s bookstore Read With Me holds a book drive to benefit Reach Out and Read Carolinas on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who donate three to five children’s books in good condition or purchase a book to donate will receive a 10 percent off coupon for use in the store. Special guests, including PBS mascot Read-a-roo, will appear between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. 111 E. Hargett St., No. 110, Raleigh. Visit readwithme.us.