May 2-September 7, 2015
Inspired by nature and built from more than 300,000 LEGO® bricks, this special exhibit features 27 amazing sculptures set in 14 scenes that represent the complex and amazing network that interconnects all living things on Earth.
Ranging in size from 6 inches to 6 feet, a variety of creatures are represented in the exhibit, including a regal Bald Eagle, a giant Monarch butterfly on milkweed and birds taking on the squirrels at a bird feeder.
Nature Connects 2 will be open during regular Garden hours and will include educational activities and special performances, such as a hands-on LEGO® brick building station, LEGO® brick design competitions, storytelling, discovery stations, Paul Mesner Puppets performances and more.
Your Turn to Play!
See the schedule of special programs and events, including the LEGO Brick Building Challenge, a LEGO brick drive to help kids in need and more!
See the schedule of all related events.
Entrance to Nature Connects is included in Garden admission. Festival admission applies during Booms & Blooms on Friday, July 3, and the Festival of Butterflies, July 31-August 2 and August 7-9.
About the Artist
Sean Kenney spent so much time playing with LEGO toys as a child that he decided he might as well make a career of it. For a decade, Sean has been turning ordinary LEGO bricks into spectacular works of art.
Based in New York City, Sean was the first of now only 15 LEGO Certified Professionals worldwide. His work has been featured in major media from The New York Times to BBC News. A self-described "professional kid," Sean uses LEGO bricks to create things that connect to the larger world. He hopes that after seeing his sculptures, children will become inspired to create great things themselves.
Sean also is the author of a series of best-selling picture book building guides for children, including "Cool Cars and Trucks," "Cool City" and "Cool Robots."