What’s better than combing LEGOs with real life animals? The Bronx Zoo is opening their LEGO WILDLIFE FOREST Exhibit and Building Zone this weekend (July 7th) to September 3rd. (Read more after the jump).
Check out giant LEGO sculptures of tigers, flamingos, gorillas, and other exotic wildlife, then visit the real life versions at the zoo. Afterwards, build your own LEGO sculptures at their construction zone, and enjoy Wildlife Theater performances and the hit musical puppet show, Avenue Zoo.
Animal LEGO Sculptures include:
· Kihansi Spray Toads
· Chilean Flamingos
· Gorilla – mother and child
· Grizzly Bear Mural
· Coral Reef and schools of fish
· Baby Giraffe
· Four Red-ruffed Lemurs – Madagascar
· Two white rhinoceros
· Three Hornbills
LEGO Construction Zone (located at Dancing Crane Plaza)
With thousands of colorful LEGO bricks to choose from, kids can create their own sculptures of animals and help complete a vibrant Mystery Mural display at Dancing Crane Plaza. We will also display visitors’ own LEGO creations on bookshelves for all to see.
EVENT: LEGO Family Challenge
How long will it take you to build your favorite animal out of LEGO bricks? Join LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger as you compete with other families to find out who is fastest! Dan will offer tips and challenge participants to build wild animals including poison dart frogs, giraffes, and more.
Dates & Times: July 21, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; August 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: World of Reptiles lawn
MAKE: Master Builder Events
Once a month the Zoo will host a Special Master Builder events that will engage visitors in the LEGO building experience and also provide informational focus on the animal that is highlighted.
VIEW: Avenue Zoo at Asia Theater
Avenue Zoo – this program debuted in the spring and will be continued throughout the summer season. It’s a musical adventure that tells the story of Kate Monster, from Avenue Q, who ends up in a new habitat, Avenue Zoo. She meets up with various animals and discovers that although they may seem strange and different, they are important inhabitants of the planet with their own special contributions. And, they are not so scary after all.
For additional information go to: http://www.bronxzoo.org/
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