Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bronx Zoo Summer 2012 LEGO® WILDLIFE FOREST Opens July 7

Bronx Zoo Summer 2012 LEGO® WILDLIFE FOREST
Exhibit and Building Zone
Open from July 7 – September 3, 2012

This summer, journey to The Bronx Zoo's Wild Forest to check out the giant LEGO sculptures of tigers, flamingos, gorillas, and other exotic wildlife, then visit their real-life counterparts around the zoo. Build your own LEGO sculptures at our construction zone, and enjoy Wildlife Theater performances and the hit musical puppet show, Avenue Zoo.

The entrance to the exhibit area will herald this temporary LEGO themed exhibit and the location will be transformed to immerse the visitor in an engaging experience with the structures and the story they tell. The story will be reinforced at each of the gates with LEGO themed navigation signage that becomes the vehicle to promote the exhibit at both the entrances and as a way finding symbol throughout the park.   Each structure will be enhanced with design elements that reinforce the animal’s particular habitat. At each location, visitors will not only be able to view the wildlife sculpture, but also learn about WCS’s global work. The program reinforces the value of our Zoo wildlife as ambassadors to conservation.


Animal LEGO Sculptures include:

·         Tiger
·         Kihansi Spray Toads 
·         Chilean Flamingos 
·         Gorilla – mother and child
·         Grizzly Bear Mural
·         Penguins
·         Coral Reef and schools of fish
·         Baby Giraffe
·         Four Red-ruffed Lemurs  – Madagascar
·         Two white rhinoceros
·         Zebra
·         Three Hornbills


LEGO Construction Zone
With thousands of colorful LEGO bricks to choose from, kids can create their own sculptures of animals and help complete a vibrant Mystery Mural display at Dancing Crane Plaza. We will also display visitors' own LEGO creations on bookshelves for all to see.

LEGO Family Challenge
How long will it take you to build your favorite animal out of LEGO bricks? Join LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger as you compete with other families to find out who is fastest! Dan will offer tips and challenge participants to build wild animals including poison dart frogs, giraffes, and more.

Dates & Times: July 21, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; August 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: World of Reptiles lawn

Master Builder Events
Once a month they will host a Special Master Builder events that will engage visitors in the LEGO building experience and also provide informational focus on the animal that is highlighted.

Asia Theater
Avenue Zoo – this program debuted in the spring and will be continued throughout the summer season. It’s a musical adventure that tells the story of Kate Monster, from Avenue Q, who ends up in a new habitat, Avenue Zoo. She meets up with various animals and discovers that although they may seem strange and different, they are important inhabitants of the planet with their own special contributions. And, they are not so scary after all.

For additional information go to: http://www.bronxzoo.org/

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Disclaimer: Our blog is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program we have received paid advertising compensation, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming.


  1. I have never been to the zoo before, but this sounds like something you can enjoy regardless of how old or young you are!

  2. UGH! My computer is acting up and I can't see your images! This sounds so cool! I wish I were traveling to NY this summer so I could see it.