On Saturday, August 10, LEGO® enthusiasts flocked to the Museum of Arts & Sciences to take part in their LEGO Day: Animals Around The World celebration. These timeless little blocks provide fun for the entire family to engage in together. Kids love building with them, parents do too – and best part of all – at LEGO Day, we don’t need to pick them up after… (just kidding, MOAS!). Here are four reasons why we loved this exciting, creative, and totally colorful event.

We Were Inspired

Do your kids race through museums with barely a glimpse at the art?  Do they spend more time in the gift shop than the galleries? Several tables were set up in the Museum’s West Wing for families to enjoy crafts and coloring.  This allowed our kids to gain inspiration from the surrounding exhibits, to create their own works of art.  

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We Created Our Own Story

The Museum provided LEGO activity stations so visitors could try their hand at making a LEGO sculpture of their own. Thousands of LEGOS® were placed in bins and spread throughout tables in the West Wing.  Our kids built “animal houses” and imagined the animals living in the structures they created. This project enabled our kids to create their own animal stories through the use of these nostalgic little bricks.

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Up Close And Personal With Animals

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens brought several live animals to MOAS.  Kids were given their own one-on-one time in the museum classroom, and we loved how they learned about each individual animal through touch, sight and communication.

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An Excuse to Stay & Play All Day

After sitting and applying so much focus into their artistic creations, our toddlers naturally needed to let some energy out.  In between the art and animal component of LEGO Day, we were able to explore the 9,300 square-foot Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum.  MOAS boasts the only hands-on science center between Jacksonville and Orlando, and is home to interactive exhibits that demonstrate various principles of science, including a race track, doctor and radiologist exhibits, tennis ball launcher, video light microscope, a make-believe pizza parlor, and more! 

LEGO Day: Animals Around The World encouraged families to look, learn and create together.  Kids of all ages and their parents/caregivers were able to take part in this fun and interactive program at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. For more family events at MOAS, click here

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