BRICKLIVE Supersized! Has Arrived at John Ball Zoo

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – When John Ball Zoo opens for the 2021 season on Saturday, March 27th, it will be home to dozens of new species as it becomes the first location in the United States to host BRICKLIVE Supersized!

Having traveled across the pond from Great Britain, BRICKLIVE Supersized! brings an astonishing larger than life toy brick animal adventure featuring over 30 sculptures created with nearly 2 million toy bricks.

Supersizing nature’s small and mighty is the theme for this amazing exhibition. From the small and stinky honey badger to the small and highly venomous blue-ringed octopus, all creatures have been chosen for their colorful appearance in nature, unusual natural abilities, and because they can be magnified to an eye-popping size.

Additional highlights include a brightly-colored common kingfisher who is small and territorial in real life is magnified over 30 times to a towering 11 feet tall toy brick sculpture. The small and new Bornean neon blue-legged tarantula is a recently discovered species in nature that fits in the palm of a hand, but with BRICKLIVE Supersized! it is magnified 84 times to an astonishing 12 feet tall.

As guests make their way through John Ball Zoo, they will discover more about these often misunderstood creatures, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, insects, mammals, and marine species that are truly small and mighty in nature.

Each sculpture will have educational signage featuring facts about where they live in the world, what they eat, and their real-life size, along with how magnified the sculpture is, how many toy bricks were used, the amount of time and the number of builders it took to create.

BRICKLIVE Supersized! will be on display at John Ball Zoo from when the Zoo opens for the 2021 season on March 27 through September 26 and is included with general admission.

Admission prices for the Zoo’s spring season is $10 for seniors and children (ages 3-12) and $12 per adult. Children aged 2 and under are free. Spring hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To reserve timed entry tickets and for more information, visit John Ball Zoo’s website at If you have any questions, call (616) 336-4300 or email

John Ball Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1891 and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Guided by the four core values of Conservation, Education, Community and Celebrate, John Ball Zoo accomplishes the mission to inspire our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment.

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