LEGO Animal Safari at The Bronx Zoo
A stampede of lifelike LEGO animal sculptures is taking over The Bronx Zoo
From Saturday, July 7 through Monday, September 3, The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is taking visitors on a conservation journey through Wild Forest: A LEGO Safari featuring incredible LEGO wildlife sculptures and activities for the whole family.
LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO brick wildlife sculptures on display along a wooded path near Zoo Center. Visitors will see lemurs, a tiger, hornbills, rhinos, gorillas, flamingoes, a giraffe, and other exotic wildlife along their trek and can visit their real-life counterparts throughout the zoo.
The safari brings to life the challenges faced by wildlife due to habitat loss and real threats to their survival. The goal of the program is to connect young minds to nature and inspire visitors to help build a future for wildlife.
At the LEGO Construction Zone at the Dancing Crane pavilion, visitors will be able to construct LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Master Builders one weekend a month on the Reptile House lawn.
In addition to the LEGO fun, the Wildlife Theater will perform for guests as along the safari path. Guests are also invited to create their own animal prints and puppets based on the zoo’s African animals with the help of artists from the Museum for African Art.
Don’t miss the original production of Avenue ZOO--featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q--on the stage at Asia Plaza. The popular musical has been extended with performances twice a day Thursday to Sunday through Sunday, September 9. A must-see original, Avenue ZOO tells a tale where Kate Monster meets exotic animals and discovers that though they may seem strange and different, they are not so scary after all.
Finally, visitors can find their inner animal on the Animal Activity Trail, presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Learn to move like an animal while exploring the Bronx Zoo. Everyone can run, jump, dance, and crawl as they visit some of their favorite wild animals throughout the park.
The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10 am-5 pm weekdays, 10 am-5:30 pm weekends. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. To plan your trip, visit The Bronx Zoo website or call 718-367-1010.
PHOTO CREDIT: JULIE LARSEN MAHER © WCS