Nature Connects Exhibit

SCULPTURES
THE SCULPTURES

CONNECTING HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT

Inspired by nature and built with more than 450,000 LEGO® brick pieces, the Nature Connects® exhibition features 14 sculptures that represent the incredible connections that sustain life on earth. Through this exhibition, Garden guests may learn how they are personally connected to plants, how plants rely on diversity, how plants rely on pollinators, and how humans rely on the wonders of the natural world.


birds-vs-squirrels

Community Garden

8,586 LEGO® bricks / 54"x 33"x 64"

Join the Community Garden Fundraiser!

duck-with-ducklings

The Mallard with Ducklings

6,920 LEGO® bricks / 12"x 12"x 6"

Special thanks to Sandi Behnken for her sponsorship on behalf of Tutoring Toys

bald-eagle

The Bald Eagle

42,198 LEGO® bricks / 30"x 27"x 60"

SPONSOR ME!


gardener

The Kneeling Gardener

34,340 LEGO® bricks / 36"x 36"x 36"

Thank you to the Everest Family for their sponsorship in honor of our Red Butte Garden Volunteers

hummingbird-and-flower

Hummingbird and Flower

13,704 LEGO® bricks / 73"x 20.25"x 41"

Special thanks to the Red Butte Garden Advisory Board for their sponsorship

monarch-butterfly-milkweed

Female Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed

60,549 LEGO® bricks / 72"x 60"x 30"

SPONSOR ME!


sundial

The Sundial

27,869 LEGO® bricks / 48"x 48"x18"

SPONSOR ME!

praying-mantis

The Praying Mantis

42,164 LEGO® bricks / 24"x 59"x 60"

SPONSOR ME!

life-size-rototiller-web

The Life-size Roto-tiller

20,903 LEGO® bricks / 12"x 25"x 48"

SPONSOR ME!


white-trumpeter-lily

The Giant White Trumpeter Lily

32,514 LEGO® bricks / 24"x 24"x 72"

SPONSOR ME!

face-cutout-photo-op

The Face Cutout Photo Op

24,330 LEGO® bricks / 40" x 60"

Special thanks to our Media Sponsor

KSL Television / Radio / Digital

milk-snake-field-mouse

The Milk Snake and Field Mouse

12,069 LEGO® bricks / 36"x 36"x 8"

Special thanks to Nancy Martin for her sponsorship in honor of Tom Shahar


moth-orchid

The Moth Orchid

2,300 LEGO® bricks / 19"x 19"x 38"

Special thanks to the Willard L. Eccles Charitable Foundation for their sponsorship

pileated-woodpecker

The Pileated Woodpecker

4,424 LEGO® bricks / 10"x 8"x 20"

Special thanks to Nancy Martin for her sponsorship in honor of Ben Shahar

build-station

The Build Table

30,000 LEGO® bricks / Visitors can build their own creations

SPONSOR ME!


ONGOING EVENTS

Ongoing Events

Looking for a fun way to interact with Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks during your visit to the Garden?





Chauncey's Brick Guide

Pick up Chauncey's Brick Guide (an activity booklet for kids of all ages) at the admissions desk to discover fun games, puzzles, and other activities related to Nature Connects.





Nature Connects Walking Tours

Learn more about Nature Connects® and discover fascinating details about the statues on display through an in-depth walking tour lead by one of our knowledgeable Garden Docents. All walking tours must be booked in advance and are limited to 15 guests per docent.

To book a tour visit our Garden Tours webpage. Cost is $30 per docent.





The Brickyard

At the Brickyard, guests of all ages can create, tinker, take apart, build, and collaborate using over 30,000 LEGO® bricks. Located in the Visitor Center. Open daily from 9AM - 4PM.





Late Night in the Garden - August 3

Join us from 7-11PM in the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre for lawn games, LEGO brick inspired crafts, and a screening of The LEGO Movie.

Tickets on sale June 1 - August 1 only.

Vist our Late Night in the Garden webpage for tickets and information.





More Red Butte Garden Events!

Check out our Spring Events, Summer Events, Kid's Classes, and Workshops for Adults.





ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sean Kenney

About Sean Kenney


Sean Kenney is an artist who loves to build, especially with LEGO® bricks. Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and "professional kid" who has used LEGO pieces to design and create contemporary sculpture for high-profile clients, major corporations, and venues around the globe for over 10 years.


He authored eight best-selling inspirational children's books about building creations with bricks and his award-winning Nature Connects, which we are proud to present. This exhibition has been breaking attendance records around the world since 2012.


Kenney and his work have been prominently featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, PBS Arts, BBC Arts, NHK Japan, ABC World News, HGTV, ELLE, Wired, and countless more. He lives with his wife and two young children in Brooklyn, New York.


His studio builds and ships the pieces to the Garden where we have worked for over a year in advance to designate the best locations for the sculptures, preparing marketing materials, and planning programming. Once the pieces are in place, our staff will maintain the plantings and place secure fencing and interpretive signage for each piece.



TALE BLAZER MOBILE GAME
OPENING DAY EVENTS - SATURDAY, JUNE 2
OPENING DAY EVENTS - SATURDAY, JUNE 2


How Many Bricks in a Jar

HOW MANY BRICKS? / VISITOR CENTER / 10AM-3PM

How many LEGO® bricks are in our jar? Enter your guess for a chance to win a free Family or Circle of Friends Garden Membership.

LEGO Build Contest

BRICK BUILD CONTEST SHOWCASE / ORANGERIE / 10AM-3PM

Drop by the Orangerie and help select the winners of our Nature Connects® Brick Build Contest. Entries include sculptures made by LEGO® brick enthusiasts of all ages. One lucky winner in each category will win an exciting prize package, and the chance to have his or her sculpture on display in the Children's Garden throughout the summer.

To see the contest entries CLICK HERE (entry deadline was May 21).

Walking Tour

NATURE CONNECTS® WALKING TOURS / COURTYARD / 10-11AM & 1-2PM

Learn more about Nature Connects and discover fascinating details about the sculptures on display through an in-depth walking tour lead by one of our knowledgeable Garden Docents.

Space is limited. To register for a tour CLICK HERE.

LEGO STEAM Activities

LEGO® BRICK STEAM ACTIVITIES / SPROUT HOUSE / 10AM-3PM

Explore the natural world using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and LEGO bricks. From quick one-minute LEGO brick challenges to designing a custom minifig, we've got something for everyone in the Sprout House!


LEGO Brick Challenge

LEGO® BRICK CHALLENGE / THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN / 10AM-2PM

Put your LEGO brick building skills to the test and compete in our Brick Challenges. Prizes awarded to all participants.

10AM Tower Topple / Orangerie Courtyard

11AM Zany Zip Lines / Four Seasons Garden

NOON Buoyant Boats / Herb Garden

1PM Perfect Parachutes / Children's Garden

2PM Crazy Cars / Water Conservation Garden

Play-Well TEKnologies

PLAY-WELL TEKNOLOGIES / ORANGERIE / 10AM-1PM

Build and play with thousands of LEGO at the Play-Well STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Activation Station! Test drive an off-road vehicle, up the difficulty level by building an obstacle to add to the obstacle course, or channel your inner artist and use LEGO to create pixel art.

Dukes Italian Ice

DUKE'S ITALIAN ICE

Purchase a sweet treat from Duke's Italian Ice to enjoy while exploring Nature Connects®. With a variety of vibrant flavors including lemon, guava, rainbow, and more, there's sure to be something for everyone at Duke's Italian Ice. All Italian ice flavors are fat free, dairy free, and gluten free.



 
 







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