March 5 – September 5

Brookgreen Gardens hosts 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children’s author, “Nature Connects” is an award winning exhibit currently touring the country. Made from almost a half million LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life. The exhibit is open daily and included in garden admission.

It features interpretive panels with an educational message for each sculpture to help connect children with the natural world and promote conservation. In addition, there are educational activities such as sculpture building contest, scavenger hunts, and 30,000 LEGO® bricks available for guests to play with during their visit.

On Wednesday - Fridays, during Cool Summer Evenings, June 8 - August 5, the exhibit is open late until 8 p.m.

Click here to download a map of the exhibit before you visit.


Join us for Sean Kenney Day at Brookgreen Gardens Saturday, August 6

Meet & Greet
12 Noon, Butterfly House at the Native Wildlife Zoo
Meet the artist of our popular current exhibit, “Nature Connects® Art with LEGOS®” and view his larger-than-lifesize LEGO® sculptures with the artist.
The Meet & Greet is open to the public. It is free with garden admission and free to members.

Book Signing
1:00 p.m., Keepsakes, the Brookgreen Shop
Sean Kenney will autograph copies of his best-selling bookson sale at Keepsakes including Amazing ABC, Totally Cool Creations, Cool Creations in 35 Pieces, Cool Cars and Trucks, Cool City, Cool Robots, Cool Castles, and Cool Creations in 101 Pieces. The book signing is open to the public and free with garden admission and free to members.

Presentation for Brookgreen Members
3:00 p.m., Lowcountry Center Auditorium
Sean Kenney will speak about his work and inspiration, followed by a Q & A session. Space is limited. There is no charge for this event, but reservations for Brookgreen Members only will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 843-235-6016.


Nature Connects is sponsored in part by these generous supporters













Brenda and Dick Rosen
Beth and Bob Sherertz
Wendy Wilson Belser