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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LEGO Brick Exhibit at The Tucson Botanical Gardens {A Giveaway}

Half of a million LEGO® bricks have arrived at the Tucson Botanical Gardens! Nature Connects©, a traveling LEGO brick exhibit, featuring 13 nature-inspired sculptures will be on display from September 11 to January 3, 2016. The impressive designs are the work of certified LEGO artist, Sean Kenney. Tucson Botanical Gardens is the first and only venue in Arizona to host the award-winning exhibit. Throughout the Gardens guests will see a giant hanging Corn Spider, a Galapagos Tortoise with a Darwin Finch, a six-foot Monarch Butterfly and more, all built from LEGO bricks.
Nature Connects, A LEGO Brick Exhibit:
September 11, 2015 to January, 3 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$18/adults, $9/children, $5/adult members, $2.50/child members.

Nature Connects, LEGO Brick Design Challenge:
For those who love to build with LEGO Bricks, Tucson Botanical Gardens is calling all enthusiasts to submit their best nature scene or nature-inspired designs built with LEGO bricks! Entry categories include: Grades K – 5; Grades 6 – 12; Amateur (Ages 18+); Family, Organization or Group; and Professional (Architects, engineers, artists, etc.)Entry forms along with images of the sculpture must be received by September 25, 2015 to be considered for judging. More details and entry forms can be obtained online or by email events@tucsonbotanical.org

THE LEGO® MOVIE, presented by Cox Communications
Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Included with admission
Join us for Friday Family Movie Nights at the Gardens!  To celebrate the Nature Connects® exhibit, we will be showing The LEGO Movie once during each month of the exhibit.  Enjoy the Gardens at night and see each LEGO Brick sculpture lit up after dark. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Bring your own picnic or popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase. 

Sept. 12 & 26
Oct. 10 & 31
Nov. 7 & 21
Dec. 5 & 19
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Included with admission
Test your ingenuity and building skills during a guided activity in the Nextrio LEGO® Brick Playroom to see what nature-themed sculptures you can create with LEGO® bricks.  Guests are invited to join the activity between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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