Lego Travel Adventure at Honolulu, Hawaii. Bishop Museum. Exciting Traveling Exhibit Lands at the Museum from Oct. 5, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014.
Bishop Museum is asking visitors “what will you build” in the new LEGO® Travel Adventure opening on Oct. 5. The exhibit invites children and their families to use LEGO® bricks to create their own imaginary dream machines capable of taking them to some fantastic destinations.
There are many ways to travel and with LEGO Travel Adventure, visitors are invited to create vehicles capable of flying, driving, floating – or all three. Children are asked to think creatively, plan, and build vehicles to move through all kinds of exotic terrain including mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts, and more. Age-appropriate build tables featuring parts and pieces from popular LEGO sets will be available. Dioramas featuring Florida, Paris, San Francisco and even Hawai‘i, will serve as inspiration for creating vehicles with wheels, wings, masts, and more.
LEGO Travel Adventure features creations by LEGOMaster Builders including recreations of the Gold Spike in the Transcontinental Railroad, the building of the first Model T, the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk, and an ocean liner. Children can also have their photo taken behind the wheel of a kid-size racecar created entirely out of LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
Also included in the exhibit is a diorama featuring the Travel Adventure Vehicle (TAV), a hybrid LEGO® brick vehicle created specifically for the new exhibit by LEGOMaster Builder Steve Garling. In keeping with the theme of the exhibit to create vehicles capable of taking children and families anywhere their imagination can go, the TAV is equipped with all of the right vehicle parts to travel across land, underwater, and in the air. The diorama includes several versions of the vehicle traveling across a variety of terrains including a mountain, underwater and taking off for a ride through the sky. In addition to the diorama, a full-size version of the TAV is also available for families to experience together.
Bishop Museum will hold its member preview on Oct. 4. Special programming is slated during the exhibit run and will include the support of local LEGO clubs on the island.
Admission into Bishop Museum: Adults – $19.95; Seniors (65+) – $16.95 and Youth (4-12) – $14.95; Hawaii residents and Military with ID – Adults $12.95; Seniors (65+) $10.95 and Youth (4-12) – $8.95; (non-resident visitors accompanied by Military or a Hawaii resident with ID Adults – $16.95; Seniors (65+) – $13.95; and Youth (4-12) – $11.95); Bishop Museum members and children age three and younger are always free. Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Bishop Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed on Tuesdays and Dec. 25.
About Bishop Museum
The Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. Today, the Museum is recognized as the principal museum of the Pacific, housing the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts and natural history specimens. More than 400,000 people visit the Museum each year, including over 40,000 school children. For more information, please call (808) 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.
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.
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.
LEGO® Travel Adventure is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with LEGO Systems, Inc. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2013 The LEGO Group.