Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® Made with LEGO® Bricks coming to Houston Botanic Garden
The inspirational exploration of art and nature is set to open Sept. 24 with a Family Festival celebrating the Garden’s 2nd birthday
Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® Made with LEGO® Bricks, an award-winning exhibition that uses whimsical works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore the balance of ecosystems and mankind’s relationship with nature, is coming to the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden at the Houston Botanic Garden.
The exhibit runs from Saturday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. To mark opening day, Sept. 24, the Garden invites the public to a special Family Festival celebrating the Garden’s second birthday, featuring food, games, and nature activities.
Nature Connects illustrates that just as LEGO pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. The narratives, along with the intricate displays, also explore the importance of conservation, the balance of ecosystems, and the relationships between humankind and the natural world.
Most importantly, the exhibit allows visitors to appreciate the aesthetic value of both nature and the sculptures and to inspire them to create something special for themselves and their loved ones to enjoy.
Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Nature Connects depicts important topics that Kenney, a New York-based artist, holds dear, from protecting animal habitats, to planting a garden, to using a bike instead of a car.
Event will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 at The Houston Botanic Garden, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Nature Connects is included in the cost of general admission to the Houston Botanic Garden. Cost of admission is $10 for children ages 3-15 and students with a valid ID and $15 for adults.
“Discount days” pricing of $8 for children ages 3-15 and students with a valid ID and $12.50 for adults is available Monday-Thursday. You can purchase tickets online at (https://hbg.org/natureconnects/). General admission also includes access to display gardens, natural ecosystem areas and walking trails.
For more information, go to www.hbg.org or call the ticket window at 713-715-0675, ext. 100.
Photo credit: all photos and logos are produced by Imagine Exhibitions.