Philadelphia zoo announces Sean Kenney weekend

June 24, 2010 9:43:28 AM PDT
Philadelphia, PA -- This Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27, Creatures of Habitat creator and LEGO certified professional, Sean Kenney, will be at the Zoo for Sean Kenney Weekend. Sean will be on hand to sign autographs and present on how he created the fantastic LEGO brick animal sculptures. Guests will also have a chance to create their own creatures out of LEGO bricks. Face painting, caricature artists and crafts will also be available.

Sean used over 250,000 LEGO bricks to create the 32 sculptures showcased in Creatures of Habitat. The polar bear statue alone took 95,000 LEGO bricks and over six weeks to create. Sean will be available for interview on Saturday and Sunday, but in advance of the weekend, attached is a photo of Sean creating the 6-ft polar bear in his studio. Footage of the polar bear construction is available upon request.

About the Philadelphia Zoo:

The Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 21, 1859, the Zoo is currently home to over 1,300 animals from around the world, many rare and endangered. Welcoming more than one million visitors each year from throughout the region and beyond, the Zoo serves children and families as a unique and engaging public resource for wildlife conservation and education. The Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information or to purchase and print tickets online, visit www.philadelphiazoo.org.


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