Do your kids love anything and everything that has LEGO involved? Well, the Bronx Zoo has the perfect combination for you and your family this summer. Take a journey to thee Wild Forest and see giant LEGO sculptures of tigers, flamingos, gorillas, and other exotic wildlife, then visit their real-life counterparts around the zoo. Build your own LEGO sculptures at their construction zone, and enjoy Wildlife Theater performances and the hit musical puppet show, Avenue Zoo. This exhibit is open from July 7 – September 3, 2012.
Animal LEGO Sculptures include: Tiger, Kihansi Spray Toads, Chilean Flamingos, Gorilla – mother and child, Grizzly Bear Mural, Penguins, Coral Reef and schools of fish, Baby Giraffe, Four Red-ruffed Lemurs – Madagascar, Two white rhinoceros, Zebra, and Three Hornbills. Wait, there’s more, like a LEGO Construction Zone!
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. The Bronx Zoo will also display visitors’ own LEGO creations on bookshelves for all to see.
There is always something for the entire family. Take the 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
Master Builder Events
Once a month the Bronx Zoo will host a Special Master Builder event that will engage visitors in the LEGO building experience and also provide informational focus on the animal that is highlighted.
Avenue Zoo, a program that launched in the spring, 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.
Disclaimer: Kosher Traveling Mom is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program she has received paid advertising compensation, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming.