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. And soon, a few more awe-inspiring creatures will make a temporary visit to the Zoo, and make an even deeper connection between guests and vanishing wildlife.
The 2015 exhibit welcomed nearly three-dozen Lego brick sculptures of animals and insects. These life-like creations joined the zoo’s real-life animals as a part of the “Nature Connects, Art With Lego Bricks” exhibit. The exhibit is included with regular admission and includes some Lego creations exclusively made for the Denver Zoo.
These incredible works of art include a 400-pound bumblebee, a life-size lion, and a hummingbird with an eight-foot wingspan. The Lego species range from being native to North America to species found across the globe. The creations even include endangered species, featuring animals like a polar bear, snow leopard, and a whooping crane.
The Denver Zoo also shared that new pieces will be joining the exhibit. The new creations will be brought in for the Halloween celebration.
Running from August through October, the zoo is offering Lego workshops where children and their families can learn, build, and play. The select dates feature different workshops focused on a specific animal. Details about the workshops and about the exhibit can be found at the Denver Zoo website, denverzoo.org.