Announcing Pacific Science Center’s 2016-2017 Exhibit Line-up

by | Mar 16, 2016

In the next year, Pacific Science will host three exhibits sure to inspire the curiosity among the community including The Art of the Brick, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes and the world premiere of the brand new exhibition Terracotta Warriors: The Exhibition.

Guests will be amazed and inspired by the artistic pieces by Nathan Sawaya made completely out of LEGOs in The Art of the Brick opening May 28.

Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, The Art of the Brick is the world’s largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art featuring more than 100 works of art. The collection features Sawaya’s original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The exhibition concludes with a spectacular and innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused hyper-realistic photography produced in collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. Guests will have the opportunity to get an up-close and in-person view of the iconic, pop culture fan favorite, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will come face-to-face with a 20- foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks. Finally, guests are invited to sign a LEGO brick and add it to the Pacific Science Center’s LEGO wall of art.

The Art of the Brick tickets are now on sale for the general public. Tickets are $9 in addition to general admission for non-Members and $7 for Pacific Science Center Members. The Art of the Brick will be on display from May 28 through September 11, 2016.

Opening October 15, guests will delve into the forensic science behind the popular nineteenth century detective with The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

Guests will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most mysterious crimes. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remain in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes, and interactive crime-solving opportunities. Guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation – and just receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods.

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes will be on display at Pacific Science Center from October 15, 2016 until January 8, 2017. Tickets will go on sale in summer 2016.