If you’ve ever wanted to go on a safari right here in the Boston area, you’re in luck! Now through January 5th, at the Stone Zoo you can go on a safari unlike any other – a brick safari! As you explore Stone Zoo, you will be able to spot over 40 life-size animal sculptures that are made from millions of colorful LEGO® bricks!
We were at the Stone Zoo this past weekend for the opening weekend of the Brick Safari and loved roaming through the zoo and running into animal sculptures along the way. The fun part was that we never knew when we’d come across one, so it was like a little bit of a scavenger hunt to find them all – but don’t worry, they’re not hard to spot at all.
From the iconic elephant (made from over 270,000 bricks!) to the a Tasmanian devil, safari-goers will discover wildlife from all corners of the globe. Try comparing the real snow leopards at the zoo to their LEGO® brick lookalikes! Hop on a safari jeep made of 74,600 LEGO® bricks, and snap a brick pic in their selfie spots throughout the Zoo.
Every animal sculpture you’ll see relies upon thousands of bricks to keep it strong, and each brick has a part to play. Our ecosystem is much the same way—every species, large and small, plays a crucial role in a balanced ecosystem. As species are removed, the system weakens. The Stone Zoo’s mission to keep our ecosystem healthy and strong, so put on your safari hats and build with them.
The best news is that the Brick Safari is included with general admission purchase!
The Stone Zoo is located at 149 Pond Street in Stoneham, MA! There is plenty of free parking out front. The Stone Zoo is open daily from 10-4, but they are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So what are you waiting for, get the family out to the Stone Zoo to check out the amazing Brick Safari. I promise, it’s something your whole family will love.