"Wild Forest: A Lego Safari" opens on Saturday, July 7, at the Bronx Zoo
"Wild Forest: A Lego Safari," a show featuring a menagerie of wild animals built from Legos, opens on Saturday, July 7, at the Bronx Zoo.
Thu Jul 5 2012
Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher
Bronx Zoo's "Wild Forest: A Lego Safari"
Starting this Saturday, July 7, you and the kids can check out a special summer event at the Bronx Zoo that aims to connect young minds to nature and inspire visitors to help build a future for wildlife. "Wild Forest: A Lego Safari, " featuring an amazing display of Lego-brick animal sculptures including lemurs, rhinos, flamingoes, gorillas, a zebra and a giraffe, can be found along the wooded path near the Zoo Center. Families can easily spend a day learning how the Lego Master Builders' creations compare to their real-life counterparts at the zoo. Kids can also check out hands-on activities in the Construction Zone, where they can make their own wildlife sculptures (daily 11am--4pm), or they can work with professional builders on the Reptile House lawn (Sat July 21, Sat Aug 11). There will also be workshops with the Museum for African Art, where crafty youngsters can make African animal puppets (Sat July 14, Sun July 15 11am--3pm) or animal prints (Sat Aug 11, Sun Aug 12 11am--3pm). The fun continues with Wildlife Theater performances along the safari path (showtimes are at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays), while kids can run, dance, jump and crawl on the Animal Activity Trail. For must-see entertainment, don't miss the original production of Avenue Zoo, onstage at Asia Plaza, featuring a guest performance by Kate Monster, the puppet star of the Tony Award--winning musical Avenue Q.
"Wild Forest: A Lego Safari" runs from July 7 to Sept 3 at the Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society. Free with museum admission. All ages.