A fun, outdoor exhibition of large sculptures made with more than 700,000 LEGO® bricks, Nature Connects® highlights animals and nature
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About This Deal
- What’s included: Admission to the Nature Connects and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
- Opening hours: daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The exhibition includes thousands of loose LEGO® bricks for visitors to use their imagination and build with during their visit
- Free admission for children aged 5 and younger
Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks
30 giant sculptures featuring 700,000 LEGO® pieces…800 life-size building blocks…83-acres of paradise… Nature Connects is a must see, one of a kind exhibit!
This summer at Fairchild, we’re connecting it all for you with Nature Connects®, an award-winning, record-breaking sculptural exhibition made entirely with LEGO® pieces by acclaimed artist Sean Kenney. Sparking a joyful sense of wonder in those both young and young-at-heart, Nature Connects® asks: just as LEGO bricks interconnect, how is our natural world interconnected? At times whimsical, gripping, and awe-inspiring, the exhibition is sure to inspire budding artists, ecologists, botanists and builders to dream big! The whole family can marvel at gravity-defying and astoundingly precise structures while discovering new ways of looking at the connected world of nature! And create your very own sculptures with hundreds of giant building blocks!
From tinker sessions in our Innovation studio and scavenger hunts that will take you on exciting adventures, to exotic butterflies and cloud forest joy, this summer at Fairchild is sure to be the best one yet!
About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Since 1938, the keepers of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden have cultivated more than 85 acres of floral displays with a mixture of science and art. The gardens are lush with plants valuable to scientists and educators, and the tropical landscapes designed by William Lyman Phillips are like ever-evolving canvases, blooming and fading as the seasons change. Most of the palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines were collected from the wild, but the grounds also harbor endangered plant species.
Guides give English and Spanish tram tours as well as walking tours through specific parts of the gardens, or visitors can explore the displays at their leisure, wandering through the 16,428-square foot two-level Tropical Plant Conservatory exhibit, which blooms with orchids, fruit trees, and rare palms. Cascading waterfalls punctuate the stream flowing through the 2-acre Richard H. Simons Rainforest, where visitors admire the diverse plant life and reflect on the worldwide threat of rapidly vanishing rainforests. The Wings of the Tropics exhibit features thousands of exotic butterflies with tropical fish and rare plant life. Butterflies are released twice daily and the Butterfly Metamorphosis Lab lets kids experience them up close. The water gardens combine tranquility pools with waterfalls, sculptures, and lily pads to evoke a sense of calm.