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KIDS | Best of the Brick Weekend


As if the National Museum of Play didn't already offer enough outlets for kids of all ages, the museum debuted its new permanent exhibit, "Game Time!," in mid-April. This interactive exhibit has more than three centuries worth of American game and puzzle history to see and play. Look for everything from jumbo chess to oversized Connect Four and Battleship to Perplexus, a maze game designed exclusively for the museum.

In addition to its newest exhibit, the museum (located at 1 Manhattan Square) will present its Best of the Brick Weekend on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. Kids can put their architectural acumen to use with a special weekend of Lego build-a-thons, paper Lego-block making, and two meet-and-greets with Greg Hyland, a Lego artist who has worked on several Lego mini-movies and art pieces. The events coincide with the "Lego Travel Adventure" exhibit, which continues through May 12.

The Best of the Brick Weekend runs Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. All activities are included with regular museum admission: $13 for general admission, and free for members and all visitors under 2. For more information on these and other exhibits at the museum, visit