Brick Safari This Summer at Brookfield Zoo

Brick Safari at Brookfield Zoo opens this Saturday, May 11 and will be at the zoo through September 29, 2019. While walking down crushed gravel paths lined with trees, you will be amazing by more than 40 life-size animal sculptures created from millions of individual colored LEGO® bricks.

Brookfield Zoo is the first venue in North America to display this international traveling exhibit, which is located next to Wild Encounters. Many of the sculptures are based on some Brookfield Zoo favorites—the giraffe, snow leopard, and pangolin. You will also encounter some animals they would not normally see at Brookfield Zoo, including an elephant holding its trunk high and a giant panda with its playful cubs.

There are also a few photo ops that you won’t want to miss, including sitting in a LEGO jeep, and peeking your head through a scene made of LEGO bricks.

In addition to fascinating kids, those young at heart, and Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOL), the interactive exhibit will appeal to both science and art lovers, who will have the opportunity to tap into their creative sides. Colorful graphics featuring interesting animal facts and statistics such as the size of each figure, how many bricks were used to build each one, and the amount of time it took to create each sculpture are displayed. My son and I enjoyed trying to guess the time it took, how heavy the sculptures are, and how many bricks they used!

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The gift shop near the exhibit’s exit will have a variety of brick-themed items available for purchase. There are also multiple tables set up so you and your kids can build and play with STEM toys and activities, which was fun.

Open during zoo hours, admission to Brick Safari is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-11 and seniors 65 and over. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Brookfield Zoo members receive half off admission price. General zoo admission is $21.95 for adults and $15.95 for children ages 3-11 and seniors 65 and over. Park is $14. For further information, visit

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