After stumbling upon info about a Lego exhibit in Reading, I decided to take advantage of a family day to visit the Reading Public Museum last Monday in West Reading, PA. It's a bit over an hour drive for us, but an easy drive, and the weather was bright and sunny. Many years ago, prior to parenthood, my husband and I went to this museum to see a traveling Post Secret exhibit there. This time, the temporary exhibts featured Legos and Jelly Belly jelly beans, two favorites in our house now!
That ant sculpture is one of two ants in front of the museum. What was fun was the arboretum surrounding the musuem building, which would have been fun to explore if it weren't so windy that afternoon. Inside the museum we checked out the jelly bean art work....classic art crafted out of Jelly Belly beans! They were enclosed in glass because some visitors at past exhibits had been caught licking the jelly beans! The close up of the jelly beans with the white cluster is a close up of the Girl with a Pearl Earring's pearl earring. It was a really fun exhibit filled with some of my favorite art work copies.
The main exhibit we went to see was the Lego Castle Adventure. This was a hands-on exhibit featuring castles and Legos, covering the design and building of castles. There were many Lego building stations for the regular little bricks as well as tables of the bigger Lego Duplo bricks for younger kids. It was a really cool exhibit that included an interactive catapult game and a jousting area. There were lots of Lego castle structures on display...they were really cool! It was a fun visit! These two exhibits end May 5th, so go see them while they are still there!