Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks
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With support from Christner Inc.
Additional support from Ameren and Mercy Kids
Explore larger-than-life plants and animals made from LEGO® bricks as they take up summer residence in our world-famous Climatron®. This extraordinary exhibit of 25 sculptures inspired by nature is constructed with over 300,000 LEGO pieces. A majestic bald eagle, a beautiful monarch butterfly, and a giant praying mantis are among the installations featured in the exhibit.

Don’t miss the Brookings Interpretive Center, where visitors of all ages will be invited to make, create, build, take apart, tinker, investigate, and discover.
Hours & Admission

May 24 to September 7
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Exhibit Admission
In addition to Garden admission:
$6 adults ($5 children)
$4 Garden members ($3 members' children)
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Creating Nature Connects

A bald eagle, butterfly, lily and ducks will be among the subjects of Nature Connects. In total, the 12 installations of this nature-themed exhibit will feature 25 individual LEGO brick sculptures designed and created by New York City artist Sean Kenney. More than 300,000 LEGO brick pieces will be used in the construction of the exhibit.

This new Nature Connects show will make its debut at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and is commissioned by Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University. It follows several popular appearances of the original Nature Connects show, which is currently touring botanical gardens around the country.

Join us throughout 2014 as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of St. Louis with a nature-inspired year of creating and connecting.

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Nature in Your Neighborhood

March 29, 2014–January 4, 2015
9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily
in the Brookings Interpretive Center

Build, experiment, imagine and play while learning about everyday nature in our backyards, balconies, streetscapes and schoolyards! 

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