'Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks' coming to Phoenix Zoo September through January 2017

Posted at 1:03 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 16:03:32-04

The Phoenix Zoo is getting a few new visitors for the remainder of the year.

While they won't move, talk or make a sound, they still have a story to tell.

"Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks" is a traveling art exhibition that features 27 life-sized animals and flora sculptures made out of -- yup, you guessed it -- Lego bricks.

It was designed by New York artist Sean Kenney.

He said in a release that the exhibit will showcase some animals that are endangered or threatened with extinction.

Sculptures will include a baby sea turtle, jeweled chameleon, a snow leopard and a life-sized polar bear and her cub, which alone is made from 133,000 bricks and weighs 625 pounds.

The sculptures will be scattered throughout the zoo.

There will be a special after-hours ticked grand opening event on Sept. 17 and 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $14.95 general admission and $12.95 for zoo members. 

The exhibition is included with regular zoo admission.

Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ 85008
Nature Connects exhibit - Sept. 17, 2016 - Jan. 2, 2017