Invite your guests inside the pages of a real-world super hero story at Animal Super Powers! Featuring awe-inspiring sculptures made from LEGO® bricks, this new exhibition from artist Sean Kenney showcases creatures who have evolved to possess their very own “super powers” and invites guests to learn the science behind them.
From echolocation to regenerating limbs—the animal kingdom is teeming with super powers, seemingly ripped straight from the pages of our favorite comic books. This exhibition explores the evolutionary, biological, and environmental reasons for these adaptations and provides an entertaining platform through which visitors of all ages can appreciate the wonders of our natural world.
Chock-full of STEAM content, Animal Super Powers will have visitors leaping several buildings in a single bound to get to your venue!
- Evolutionary factors contribute to incredible animal adaptations that help them survive and thrive.
- Imagination, innovation, and engineering are tools that anyone can use to make something incredible.
- Animals can do things, go places, and perceive the world in ways that humans can’t.
- Learn STEAM concepts in an immersive, interactive environment.
- Compare your own biological makeup to that of different creatures, and imagine what it would be like to have amazing abilities of your own!
- Use the mythology of super heroes as a way to see real-world animals.
- Experience a whimsical and playful take on traditional art.
- Introduce young budding artists, engineers, and LEGO brick builders to new ideas and methods of making.
Sensory perception in animals, including:
- Color perception
- Olfactory (smell) senses
- Chemosensory systems (the sensory reception of chemical stimuli, like taste)
- Echolocation (the location of objects by reflected sound)
- Electroreception (the detection by an aquatic animal of electric fields or currents)
Evolutionary adaptations and their causes, including:
- Aposematic coloration (markings and coloration to ward off predators)
- Physical adaptations of predators and prey for hunting and survival
- Animal behaviors as they relate to mating, eating, and living
- Extreme environments and their impacts on animal life
Relationships and dependencies, including:
- Trophic interactions (the food chain)
- Food webs
Sculptural art, including:
- Shape, scale, and size
- Color choice
- Artistic interpretation of real-world objects
- The career of an artist
PLAY AREA (optional)
In this area, visitors can try, test, build, and collaborate. Using the sculptures as inspiration, the Imagination/Play area is a chance for guests to build their own creations out of LEGO bricks!
Includes: 100,000 LEGO bricks in color-separated tubs and instructions on daily cleaning.
READING AREA (optional)
In this area, families are welcome to take a quiet moment to curl up with a book related to the content of the exhibition.
Browse one of Sean’s nine acclaimed children’s books on building with LEGO bricks, or read up on animal behaviors, adaptations, and abilities. Books will cover a variety of reading levels and appeal to all age groups.
- Eagle Eyes: See the difference between human vision and telescopic Eagle vision.
- How Tall Are You?: Measure up against a life-sized stack of LEGO bricks and count how many bricks tall you are!
- Jumping Interactive: : How far can you jump compared with different animals?
- No Peeking: Test your ability to follow directions to build a sculpture out of LEGO bricks without looking at your hands!
- Photo Ops: Throughout the exhibition, snap photos of yourself and your family alongside the sculptures and in dynamic environments.
8,000-11,000 sq ft
740-1021 sq m
* Exhibition is currently in development and is subject to change.