September 30, 2016 all-day
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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
Adult: $10
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Presenting Sponsor

Cumulus Media Fayetteville

Map Sponsor


Educational Program Sponsor


Gold Sculpture Sponsor

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Lynne and David Nimocks
Mr. Charles Broadwell

Sculpture Sponsor

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Exhibit Contributor Sponsor

Williams Printing & Office Supply
First Bank
Fayetteville Academy LEGO® Robotics Program
Up & Coming Weekly and Kidsville
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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

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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.

Additional information:

Nature Connects Sponsorship Packet

Nature Connects Sponsorship Pledge Form


 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.