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Great Lakes Science Center to Host ‘LEGO® Travel Adventure

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The exhibit begins May 24, 2014 and allows you to pick a destination and build the dream machine using LEGO® Bricks

The great thing about LEGO® bricks is that you are only limited by your imagination. At the new upcoming LEGO® Travel Adventure exhibit you pick your adventure destination then build a machine that will help you travel there and back. Families are invited to construct vehicles that can fly, drive and or float. Before the building process begins, children are asked to think creatively then design, build and test vehicles that can travel through al sorts of terrain such as mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts and more. To start the thinking process, various destinations such as Florida, Hawaii, Paris and San Francisco will be suggested as the inspiration to design vehicles with wheels, wings, masts and more. The purpose of these activities is to empower children to be the creators of tomorrow.

Also on display at LEGO Travel Adventure will be creations by LEGO Master Builders including recreations of the building of the first Model T, the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk and an ocean liner. Also included is a life-sized 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.

“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 Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, president and CEO, 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.”

Great Lakes Science Center and Cleveland Botanical Garden have also collaborated to create a Quest that will take guests across Cleveland on an adventure that spans both exhibitions. The Science Center’s other educational programming includes a partnership with local math teacher and lifelong LEGO® enthusiast, Arthur Gugick, to offer a presentation on his architectural models, mosaics and geometric shapes made from LEGO bricks. At these Talk and Build programs, guests will learn new building techniques and make a custom-designed LEGO model of the Apollo capsule featured in Great Lakes Science Center’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. The Daredevil Zipline workshops will challenge families to design and build daredevil minifigures that defy friction and gravity. And in the Living on Mars workshops, families will develop a space colony where astronauts can live, work and play in space. For dates and registration information, visit www.GreatScience.com.

Exhibition Admission

Admission to LEGO® Travel Adventure is included with general admission to Great Lakes Science Center. For pricing, visit www.GreatScience.com.

The exhibition runs May 24 through September 7.

Can't get enough LEGO bricks? See Nature Connects: A LEGO Brick Experience at Cleveland Botanical Garden from May 24 - August 24. Show your receipt from LEGO Travel Adventure or Science Center membership card and get $2 off admission to Nature Connects. Learn more at cbgarden.org.

More about LEGO Travel Adventure

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 throughout the United States for a five year period. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © [2014] The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

About Great Lakes Science Center

Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, traveling exhibitions, OMNIMAX® Theater, Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, family workshops and more. We know the value of using real scientific challenges to encourage curiosity and experimentation. And we remain committed to developing the collaborations and community partnerships needed to stimulate innovation, improve STEM education, and cultivate the creative, critical thinkers who will shape the future of Northeast Ohio. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at 216-694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.

About The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. For more information about The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, visit www.childrensmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter@TCMIndy, Facebook.com/childrensmuseum, and YouTube.com/IndyTCM.

About LEGO Systems, Inc.

The LEGO Group (www.LEGO.com) is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. Founded in 1932, it is today one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries.

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