HPUniverse Day 2016!

Free Astronomy Activities for Kids and Adults of All Ages!

September 30th, 2016 (Friday evening)

HPUniverse Day is a free educational outreach event held in the Department of Physics at High Point University in the Fall. Visitors are encouraged to explore space, science, and beyond through 20 different learning stations and activities. Visit enough stations, and you can collect a prize! While many of the activities are geared towards kids and their families, there are several that adults will enjoy, too! HPUniverse Day was inspired by AstroFest, which is held each year in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Penn State University. Volunteers include HPU professors, students, local amateur astronomers, and friends of the department. Over 2,000 people total attended our first two HPUniverse Day events!
Click here for pictures from the 2015 event!
Click here for pictures from the 2014 event!

Directions & Parking

Visitors should enter the HPU campus throught the gate located at the intersection of Montlieu Ave. and College Ave. in High Point, NC. Tell the security guards you are there to attend HPUniverse Day, and they should direct you to the parking lot behind Congdon Hall, where the event will take place. Click on the map below for a larger view. Address: One University Way, High Point, NC 27268


Tentative 2016 Activities


  • TBD!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost?

    HPUniverse is free to everyone. There is no admission fee.

  • Will the event continue if the weather is bad?

    YES!!! This event mostly takes place indoors and will go on rain, shine, or clouds. Unlike many astronomy-themed events that focus on observing through telescopes, HPUniverse Day focuses on the science behind astronomy through various interactive stations.

  • Who may attend?

    The event is open to the general public.

  • Are there activities for very young children?

    Yes. Many of the activities are suitable for very young children, like the gravity gym, arts & crafts station, crater demonstration, and hovercrafts rides.

  • What ages are suitable for the event?

    HPUniverse Day welcomes "kids of all ages." While the event focuses on families and preschool, elementary school, and middle school kids, adults and teenagers will also enjoy many of the stations.

  • Will there be food available?

    Unfortunately, we will not have an food available for sale this year.