July 15, 2020

Nature Connects®, Art With LEGO® Bricks Has Arrived!

Tickets for the Award-Winning Traveling Exhibit are On Sale Now


Denver Zoo is home to nearly 3,000 animals representing 450 species, including many that are vulnerable, threatened, endangered or even extinct in the wild. Now, a few more awe-inspiring creatures will temporarily call the Zoo home, and make an even deeper connection between guests and vanishing wildlife.

For the first time since 2015, Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks returns to Denver Zoo with more than 15 nature-inspired creations by Artist Sean Kenney. The award-winning exhibit invites guests to connect to nature and the world’s rarest species through life-size and larger-than-life plant and animal sculptures, placed throughout the Zoo and made entirely of LEGO bricks. Guests are invited to enjoy the sculptures as part of their regular admission between July 17 and Oct. 31.

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It took Sean and his staff months and nearly 1 million LEGO bricks to create the sculptures, which feature a number of vulnerable, threatened and endangered species, including a snow leopard, monarch butterfly, whooping crane, coral reef, jeweled chameleon, black rhino, African lion and polar bear with her three cubs.

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Sean Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and “professional kid” who uses LEGO bricks to design and create contemporary sculptures for high-profile clients, major corporations and venues around the globe for more than 15 years. His traveling exhibitions have been touring North America, Asia and Europe since 2012, heralded as “an incredible exhibition” by Lonely Planet that Vogue say is “bound to make visitors stare.” Sean has also authored nine acclaimed children’s books, including “Building Amazing Creations” and “Cool Creations in 101 Pieces.”

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Make your visit even more memorable by adding one of these awesome NEW experiences to your visit: Art with the Animals (Endangered Species and Zoo Babies sessions), Animals N Art Kids SeriesAdult Evenings, and more!

Just add these experiences to your cart when you’re reserving your Zoo admission for an extra-special time.


Please note – to help protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, Denver Zoo has new measures in place to ensure the safety of its guests, employees and animals. Tickets are limited and will be ONLY available online. All guests ages 3 and over are required to wear a facemask or covering as mandated by the City and County of Denver. Learn more here.

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