September 6, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Join us as the Garden presents 27 sculptures that make up 14 displays created from nearly 500,000 LEGO® bricks! Placed throughout the Garden, the displays range in size from 6 inches to nearly 8 feet. The largest sculpture is a mother bison, made from 45,143 bricks!
Each sculpture has an internal structure built with steel rods and plates, which provide support and balance for the large works. Surrounding the support structure, each sculpture is constructed entirely from LEGO® bricks, glued together using only the connections of the bricks, one at a time placed by artist Sean Kenney – www.seankenney.com.
Nature Connects is open during regular Garden operating hours, through January 4, 2015. Regular admission rates apply.
Through January 2015
A solo exhibition featuring nine metal sculptures by Chicago Artist Richard Hunt, one of America’s most important living sculptors. Sculptures on display in the Lucile Halsell Conservatory. Free with admission to the Garden. A collaboration with Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum.
September 22, 2014 – November 16, 2014
The fun fall exhibit is back and better than ever. Scattered throughout the paths and garden beds, visitors can explore and enjoy over 20 different scarecrows. Perfect for fun fall photos. Using everyday materials like old milk jugs, gourds, flowerpots, wood, burlap, yarn, moss and other found or recycled items, each Garden partner’s scarecrow is one of a kind.
November 7, 2014, 6 – 8:30pm
Looking for a fun family activity and a bit of exploration? Then head out to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for Family Flashlight Night. When the sun sets it’s your chance to see a different side of the Garden. Encounter nighttime insects, create a constellation craft and test your directional skills in a light maze. Be sure to bring your flashlight and maybe a sweater in case it’s a cool night. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this rare look at the Garden. Family Flashlight Night admission is free to Garden members. Non-members pay regular admission.
November 28, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Beginning November 28 you’re invited to experience Holidays in Bloom at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. It’s your chance to step away from the holiday whirlwind of traffic and malls and enjoy the season in nature. Guests will find many a spot to capture a memory at the Garden, with picturesque backgrounds for family photographs.
December 6 and 7, 2014
A dog friendly weekend at the Garden. Dogs on a leash are welcome during this special weekend. Doggie treats and pools of water will be available for your pup as you stroll and enjoy the seasonal décor and sights and sounds of nature in winter. $5 donation per dog will go towards local animal friendly charities. Sponsored by Petco Foundation.