There is something for everyone to appreciate in this very special garden exhibit as kids can find one-of-a-kind LEGO brick sculptures among the family-friendly ecosystem of fun, flowers and fauna. Imagine a walk down a peaceful garden path and coming face to face with a bison made of 45,143 LEGO® bricks! How cool is that!
The South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula will be the only Southern California stop for Nature Connects a nationally touring exhibit, which will be officially unveiled to the public on February 19 and be on display through May 8, 2016.
This interactive art installation entirely constructed from nearly half a million toy bricks will bring 15 nature-themed sculptures to the Garden, along with multiple hands-on, kid friendly activities.
The LEGO sculptures, created by New York based artist, Sean Kenney, took seven months to build. The masterpieces range from a 575-piece statue of a goldfinch to a hummingbird, the symbol of the South Coast Botanic Garden, which requires 31,555 pieces and stands more than six feet tall.
The South Coast Botanic Garden is located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, located 10 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport. There is a picnic area located outside of the Garden gates, and free parking available. Garden hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Adults ticket price is $9, Seniors (62 and over): $6, Students (with ID): $6, Children (5 – 12): $4 and children (4 and under) are free. The third Tuesday of each month is free admission.