Saturday, May 18, 2019

Nature Connects® Featuring Nature Inspired Lego® Art by Sean Kenney Returns to Morton Arboretum May 24

Nature Connects® Featuring Nature Inspired Lego® Art by Sean Kenney Returns to Morton Arboretum May 24

Nature Connects® Featuring Nature Inspired Lego® Art by Sean Kenney Returns to Morton Arboretum May 24 **Plus a Giveaway**

**Disclosure: Thank you to The Morton Arboretum for providing tickets for a giveaway. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Combining two easy childhood favorites, Morton Arboretum is welcoming the return of Nature Connects®: Art With Lego® Bricks By Sean Kenney on May 24! Lego sculptures in the exhibit not only craft nature scenes with Legos but also folds them into the natural landscape of Morton Arboretum.


Lego tortoise with a finch enjoying a ride created by Sean Kenney. Image courtesy of The Morton Arboretum.
A tortoise with a finch enjoying a ride. Image courtesy of The Morton Arboretum.
If you visited during the previous installation of the exhibit, visitors will have fun discovering new additions to original favorites including a germinating acorn seed, a pileated woodpecker and a bee midflight.


A tree growing from an acorn Lego sculpture crafted by Sean Kenney. Image courtesy of Morton Arboretum.
A tree growing from an acorn Lego sculpture. Image courtesy of Morton Arboretum.

In total, the exhibit will include 15 different Lego sculptures including:
  • A bonsai tree with a leafy green canopy topping a small hillside
  • Cardinals enjoying a birdbath as a squirrel tries to join in
  • A monarch butterfly sitting atop a beautiful milkweed plant
  • An adorable sea turtle with a finch riding atop
  • A nearly life-sized family of deer
  • Plus, the three new additions and more old favorites
Nature Connects created by artist Sean Kenney has toured North America, Asia and Europe. Currently, Sean Kenney has four exhibitions touring internationally. He has crafted Lego sculptures for high profile clients, corporations and more.


Bee enjoy a vibrant flower Lego sculpture by Sean Kenney at The Morton Arboretum
Bee enjoy a vibrant flower Lego sculpture

The exhibit will run May 24 - September 15 and will include several special programs including:
  • Lego Brick Play in the Children's Garden May - September
  • The Nature Behind Nature Connects: The June 11 event is for guests 21+ and will look at the nature behind the sculptures. There will be one alcoholic beverage as part of the exhibit. Must register.
  • Nature Beyond the Binary: The June 29 program will showcase the many changes and presentations in animals and plants. There will be a walking tour. Registration required.
  • Grown-Up Play Date: Relive your youth as you play in the Children's Garden on July 26. For those 21+. Must register.
We explored Nature Connects during its first visit to Morton Arboretum. We enjoyed a bit of a scavenger hunt locating each piece. All of them were beautiful but I especially loved the deer family. Nature Connects provides for an inventive adventure in nature!

The exhibit is included with General Admission to The Morton Arboretum. Admission is $15 for adults ages 1864, $13 for seniors ages 65 and over, $10 for children ages 217 and free for children under age 2. On Wednesdays, admission is $10 for adults ages 1864, $9 for seniors ages 65 and over, and $7 for children ages 2-17. Parking is free with admission. Members receive free general admission all year long.

Don't Forget to Enter This FABULOUS Giveaway:

Ready for a trip to The Morton Arboretum? The Morton Arboretum has so graciously supplied my with a Family Four Pack of General Admission Tickets to giveaway to one lucky family! Enter below:

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Nature Connects® Featuring Nature Inspired Lego® Art by Sean Kenney Returns to Morton Arboretum May 24, 2019


4 comments:

  1. My kids want to see an elephant

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  2. My daughter would love to see a butterfly and my son would love to see a penguin.

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  3. A flamingo would be cute! :)

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  4. We would love to see dinosaurs as legos!

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