LEGO is Coming to the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature & Science
Only a “blockhead” would miss these unique exhibits!
Just when you thought Denver’s attractions couldn’t get any more awesome, the zoo and the nature and science museum are set to have some of the coolest exhibits on the “block.”
Starting June 19, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will host the “blockbuster” exhibit, The Art of the Brick.
The event will run through January 24, 2021, and will feature the works of Nathan Sawaya, an artist who recreates famous artworks with LEGOs—including those impressive life-size human LEGO figures seen throughout Denver last summer.
“Sawaya’s original artworks and his reimagined versions of famous masterpieces from art and culture, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Venus de Milo, will wow you. The experience also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya’s innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West,” says the museum. There will be interactive events for kids (or kids at heart), as well, such as a LEGO building contest.
You can find more information and tickets on the museum’s The Art of the Brick webpage.
Courtesy of The Denver Zoo (website)
In July, the zoo will add a few more animals to look at while you are visiting your favorites. From July 17 to October 31, you can see 15 sculptures of vulnerable, threatened, and endangered species, all created by LEGO artist Sean Kenny and his assistants. Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks features almost 1 million LEGOs to build a wide array of animals, from a jeweled chameleon to a snow leopard.
“The award-winning exhibit invites guests to connect to nature and the world’s rarest species through life-size and larger-than-life plant and animal sculptures, placed throughout the Zoo and made entirely of LEGO bricks. Guests are invited to enjoy the sculptures as part of their regular admission,” says the zoo.
This is the first time since 2015 that this exhibit has made its way to the zoo. Check out more information on the zoo’s website.