Every year the Missouri Botanical Garden adds something special for the summer, and this year it’s Nature Connects. What does that mean? LEGOs! Whoo-hoo! The Climatron will have 25 nature inspired LEGO sculptures on display, including a bald eagle, a giant butterfly and huge praying mantis. If you ever wanted a good reason to get your boys excited about a stroll in the garden, here’s your chance.
After you explore all the LEGO art in the Climatron (that’s the huge dome-shaped green house) visit the Brookings Interpretive Center right next door for more LEGO fun! The Botanical Garden will have plenty of LEGOS for kids to “create, build, take apart, tinker, investigate and discover.”
Nature Connects is happening RIGHT NOW and will run until September 7.
Mitch and I are heading over there as soon as school is out, so we’ll post again with plenty of photos! If you go, make sure you bring a towel–the kids are going to want to check out the splash pad in the Children’s Garden!
The show is not included with regular admission, so be sure to add Nature Connects when you buy tickets at the garden or online. St. Louis city and county residents get a break on ticket prices: it will cost $10 for an adult and $5 for kids for admission AND Nature Connects. (It’s $14 for adults and $5 for kids if you’re from out of town.) Locals also get in FREE to the Garden on Wednesdays and Saturdays before noon, which means you can see Nature Connects for just $6 for adults and $5 for kids. For more ticket info, check out the Missouri Botanical website.
Basically, the best deal for a St. Louis city/county resident is to visit on a Saturday morning (from 9am to noon). You’ll get free admission to the Garden and free admission to the Children’s Garden and just pay for Nature Connects ($5-6 per person). Free days are pretty busy during the summer, so it’s best to get there early or you’ll be parking in the overflow lot down the street.