CLEVELAND: With lots of Lego blocks and a little imagination, children can travel around the globe and explore the world.
From now until September, the Great Lakes Science Center is hosting a special exhibition called LEGO Travel Adventure.
In LEGO Travel Adventure, children and families are invited to build vehicles capable of flying, driving or floating and to go on an imaginary travel adventure to exotic locations.
Along the way, the children are asked to think creatively and design, build and test vehicles to move through all kinds of terrain — mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts and more.
The exhibition features Florida, Hawaii, Paris and San Francisco as fun and inspirational settings for developing vehicles with wheels, wings, masts and more.
In addition to providing an opportunity for families to build their own flying machines, LEGO Travel Adventure features professionally crafted Lego creations.
There is a re-creation of the building of the first Model T Ford, the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk and an ocean liner. Also included is a life-size Travel Adventure Vehicle T.A.V., a hybrid LEGO brick vehicle created by LEGO Master Builder Steve Gerling. The T.A.V. is engineered to travel across land, underwater and in the air.
The science center has partnered with Cleveland Botanical Garden to extend the experience.
“LEGO Travel Adventure invites guests to immerse themselves into design thinking using one of the greatest building materials of all time — LEGO bricks — as a vehicle for imagination,” said Kirsten Ellenbogen, president and CEO of Great Lakes Science Center. “It will truly be a summer of LEGO fun as our friends at Cleveland Botanical Garden host Nature Connects: A LEGO Brick Experience and we encourage families to take advantage of the cooperative discount we are offering to visit both experiences.”
LEGO Travel Adventure is the third in a series of traveling exhibits to be produced by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in conjunction with LEGO Systems Inc. The previous exhibit, LEGO Castle Adventure, debuted at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in 2009, and will travel to museums and science centers in the United States for a five-year period.
Admission to LEGO Travel Adventure is included with general admission to Great Lakes Science Center. For pricing, visit www.GreatScience.com. The exhibit runs through Sept. 7. Nature Connects: A Lego Brick Experience runs through Aug. 24.