Nature Connects

When
Feb 13 2013 - 9:00am to May 19 2013 - 5:00pm
About this event
Description: 
See 27 sculptures made from LEGO® bricks in fourteen individual displays as you tour the garden. Learn how nature is interconnected just like the 500,000 LEGO® bricks that were used to build these amazing larger than life sculptures. Incorporated into the spring flower show, these garden-inspired sculptures will be on exhibit from February 2 through May 19, 2013. Ranging in size from six inches to nearly eight feet, a variety of creatures are represented in the exhibit, including a tiger swallowtail butterfly, a green darner dragonfly, a hummingbird, even a gardener. The largest sculpture is a mother bison made from 45,143 bricks. Everything in nature is connected… Just as LEGO® bricks connect together to create something fun, colorful and intricate, so too is nature. All living things on Earth are interconnected to create a complex and amazing network with each piece relying on the others to which it is connected. Through the exhibit and its accompanying interpretive messaging, visitors will learn how ecosystems rely on diversity to survive and thrive, how healthy and balanced populations are maintained, about the connection between plants and pollinators, how human activity has a deep-rooted and often permanent impact on our planet, and many other messages. Presenting sponsors Mrs. Kathryn Burney H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund
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Website: 
http://www.lauritzengardens.org
Location
Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft Street
68108 Omaha, NE
United States
Phone: 402-346-4002
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