We recently visited The Art of the Brick, the world’s largest display of LEGO® art at the California Science Center – open now till September 7, 2020 and its not to be missed by LEGO fans! The exhibit features over one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 100 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya.
My boys LOVE LEGO and this exhibit definitely sparked their creativity & imagination! There was so much to see and as someone who took an Art History class in college…this was the best way to introduce kids to ART. Every Brick piece has a description in both English & Spanish about the original Art. Nathan Sawaya did an amazing job and you can find his inspiring quotes throughout the exhibit.
| About The Art of the Brick |
Featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, The Art of the Brick will inspire visitors of all ages. This critically acclaimed collection includes Sawaya’s original sculptures as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces, such as Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Other highlights include a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, a 7-foot tall Easter Island Moai statue and an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.
| The Art of the Brick Activity Stations |
The Science of the Brick Gallery
Your ticket for The Art of the Brick includes admission to The Science of the Brick gallery, located and the end of the exhibit. It features activity stations for kids young and old to immerse in LEGO brick building challenges. Parents, don’t worry…there’s plenty of seating to relax while the kids create!
Art & Architecture
Recreate famous building, bridges and structures using LEGO bricks.
Build a mystery object inside a covered box using only your sense of touch.
Design a tool that will allow you to pick up an object on a post through a series of various sized windows.
Build a simple object out of view and describe the object to your friend. Then, see if your friend can build the same object based only on the description.
Find out how many different things you can build using only six LEGO Duplo bricks.
LEGO Drag Race
Build a LEGO brick car and test it out on ramps of different inclines.
Use your imagination in the free play area to make and create with bins of LEGO bricks and LEGO Duplo bricks.
| Admission |
California Science Center’s permanent exhibit galleries is always free, but The Art of the Brick requires a separate ticket purchase, that I suggest buying online in advance.
You can also save money by purchasing IMAX Combo tickets:
For more information, visit: californiasciencecenter.org.
| More from Our Visit |
Disclosure: My family was graciously invited to preview the exhibit as media. As always, all opinions are my own.