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A blockbuster exhibit that uses the magical fun of LEGO® to connect the public with the wonders of the natural world will make its Missouri debut this summer at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden.™
Nature Connects, an exhibit of 27 sculptures made from half a million LEGO® bricks by New York artist Sean Kenny, will open at the Gardens on Saturday, June 1, and will remain on display through Sept. 29.
Visitors can walk under an 8-foot tall hummingbird, stand amidst a 7-foot rose, go nose to nose with a 5-foot butterfly, watch oversized LEGO® koi leap from the pools of the Island Garden and more.
“Just as LEGO® bricks connect together to create something fun, colorful and intricate, so does nature,” said Eric Tschanz, Powell Gardens President and Executive Director. “This exhibit is a fun way to help our visitors learn more about the complex and amazing network that interconnects all living things on Earth.”
The show is open 9 am-6 pm and will include educational activities and special performances, such as a hands-on LEGO® building station, LEGO® design competitions, storytelling, discovery stations that explore how animals build in nature, live performances by Dino O’Dell and Paul Mesner Puppets and more.
Entrance to Nature Connects is included in Garden admission of $4-$10. Festival admission applies during Booms & Blooms on Wednesday, July 3, and the Festival of Butterflies, August 2-4 and August 9-11.