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John Ball Zoo announces BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise arriving in May 2020

Posted at 9:09 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 09:09:27-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — John Ball Zoo is announcing the arrival of international traveling exhibition BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise this summer.

Opening May 1 and continuing through September 7, this unique exhibition will feature more than 40 life-sized animal sculptures created with over 1.8 million individually colored building bricks.

John Ball Zoo is only the third zoo in the country to have been chosen to host the exhibition and the first in Michigan.

The exhibition of sculptures will be located throughout the Zoo for guests to enjoy during their visit.

Along with sculptures of animals not at John Ball Zoo, there will be many John Ball Zoo favorites like the African lion, snow leopard, and ring-tailed lemur.

After checking out these amazing sculptures, guests can then visit their live counterparts who reside at the Zoo to see how they compare to their building brick lookalikes.

BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise features sculptures of endangered animals to not only entertain but also educate guests about the importance of the preservation of endangered species.

In addition to BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise at John Ball Zoo, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will open Sean Kenney's Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks in June, together creating a full experience for the community.

John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be partnering throughout the run of these exciting exhibitions.

Wild Connections features beautiful creations made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and human's relationship with nature.