Inspired by nature and built by artist Sean Kenney with over 500,000 colorful LEGO® bricks, the exhibit will feature larger than-life sculptures representing the complex and amazing network that interconnects all living things on Earth. The sculptures will be displayed throughout the Garden to encourage you to walk by an 8-foot tall hummingbird, go nose-to-nose with a 5-foot bumblebee, admire a 7-foot rose, and watch an oversized koi leap about in the Cypress Pond.
Interpretative panels for each display with feature a message to connect children with the natural world and promote environmental stewardship and conservation. Adding to the exhibit will be activities for all ages, hands-on building stations, and design competitions.
Free admission for members
Military (with ID): $9
Senior 65 & Older: $9
Children ages 6 -12: $5
Children age 5 & under: Free
*Excluding holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day.
Nature Connects® Events
October 21st: Movie Night (LEGO® Movie)
- LEGO® Open Play with Bricks 4 Kidz; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Showing LEGO® movie at 8 p.m.
November 11th: Veteran’s Day at the Garden
- WWII Mock LEGO® Bricks Battle Scene by Hampton Roads LUG
- LEGOMANIA with Bricks 4 Kidz
- Community LEGO® Bricks American Flag Build
November 19th & 20th: LEGOMANIA with Bricks 4 Kidz; 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
December 10th: Creature Craze Expo; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- FIRST NC; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Educational Program Sponsor
Gold Sculpture Sponsor
Lynne and David Nimocks
Mr. Charles Broadwell
Exhibit Contributor Sponsor
Williams Printing & Office Supply
Fayetteville Academy LEGO® Robotics Program
Up & Coming Weekly and Kidsville
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ABOUT SEAN KENNEY
Sean Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and “professional kid” who uses LEGO® pieces to design and create contemporary sculpture for high-profile clients, major corporations, and venues around the globe. A lifetime fan of LEGO toys, he has a lot of fun creating art with LEGO bricks! Children love Sean’s work. In using LEGO bricks as an art medium, Sean hopes that children will become inspired to visualize their imagination and create great things themselves. Read more about Sean Kenney.
“The artistic elite” of LEGO-building… The New York Times
“Thoughtful” and “amazing” … PBS Arts
We invite sponsor participation in presenting our community and visitors from throughout the region this stimulating experience of discovery, exploration and imagination. Please consider joining us in celebrating Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks at Cape Fear Botanical Garden.
This project is supported by the Arts Council in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.