Cleveland Botanical Garden presents Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

Discover the Extraordinary Building Blocks of Nature

Cleveland Botanical Garden presents Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks
May 27 - August 27

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
Monday: Closed

Nature Connects Tickets

Adults: $12
Children (3 - 12): $8
Children 2 and under: Free
Free for Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum members

Purchase Tickets Online

Just as individual LEGO bricks fit together to create amazing things, nature is filled with fascinating and delicate relationships that connect to form the wondrous world around us. The Botanical Garden invites guests young and old to explore the fascinating stories behind these relationships and more at Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks, special to the Garden this summer only!

Families can learn about and discover the interconnections in nature through daily interactive experiences and special programs including encounters with 13 astounding sculptures made with LEGO bricks designed and built by artist Sean Kenney. Other exhibit features include:

  • Hands-on activities related to each display
  • Sculptures built with LEGO bricks created by local residents
  • Build-your-own sculpture at the stay and play station
  • Scavenger hunts for live insects

And so much more!

This summer, discover nature in a whole new way at Cleveland Botanical Garden with Nature Connects

Cool Cleveland recently visited Nature Connects and shot this cool video:

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks

 Display  Nature Story Depicted  Number of LEGO Bricks Used Hours to Build  Approx. Size (inches)
Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed  Plant and insect relationships  39,708  425  72x60x30
Hummingbird and Trumpet Flower   Ecosystems 61,107   265 66x36x72 
Gardening Grandfather with Granddaughter  Passing on love and stewardship of nature to future generations  46,940  535  85x109x165 
 Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly  Dragonfly speed and hunting abilities 27,788  515  96x96x29 
Gallapagos Tortoise   Radiated tortoises in today's world 23,317   290  64x33x29
Peacock   Feathers and their functions 68,827  625  81x36x62 
Deer  Animal families and herds  84,442   540  73x29x47
Corn Spider  Types of webs and silk strength  16,492  135   19x38x60
 Giant Pansy Pollinators and how they see color in flowers  29,314  240  40x35x55 
 Birdbath How people can help animals and insects  14,802  200  36x36x30 
 Bonsai Tree How humans alter nature for beauty  9,143  90   19x13x20
 Wheelbarrow Mulching and tree care  29,900  205  70x34x33 
Ant Mosaic  Ant colonies  12,990   105 62x18x62