DaVinci Science Center

H/BRICKLIVE Ocean

BRICKLIVE Ocean

BRICKLIVE Ocean is generously supported by Reach Cyber Charter School, The Hartford, and B104.

An entirely outdoor, socially distanced, contact-free special exhibition. 

Never before seen in North America, right here in the Lehigh Valley. 

BRICKLIVE Ocean, produced by Imagine Exhibitions, features 25 awe-inspiring sculptures of marine life, including life-sized sharks, dolphins, seals, and sea lions, built from more than 1,000,000 interlocking construction toy bricks that took over 4,300 hours to build. Throughout the experience, visitors will explore the engineering design process, learn fun facts about marine life, and discover ways in which they can help protect aquatic animals and the ocean environment. Life-sized sculptures include:  

  • A 900-pound Mako shark made out of 62,000 construction toy bricks that took over 270 hours to build.  
  • An 8 ½ foot tall giant squid weighing over 1,000 pounds.  
  • A vaquita porpoise, the world’s rarest marine mammal, which is critically-endangered with only about 10 individual vaquitas remaining in the northern Gulf of California.  
  • A sailfish, dolphin, manatee, African penguins, puffins, and more.  

OPENING JULY 15 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

July and August Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm

September – November Hours:
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Pricing (ages 3 & up)
General Admission: $16.95
Members: $11.95

Advanced reservation required.

Health & Safety:

We are implementing the following measures to safeguard the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors:

An entirely outdoor exhibit. We are moving outside to take full advantage of sunlight, plenty of fresh air, and extra space to allow for enhanced social distancing.

Limited daily capacity and timed ticketing. To avoid overcrowding, visitors must reserve timed tickets online in advance of a visit. This will provide for a contactless admission process and allow the Science Center to meter guests into the exhibit, which will create plenty of space between people within the exhibit.

One-way path. The exhibition has been designed as a one-way path in which your party will move through a series of distinct stations all while staying a safe distance from other parties.

Enhanced social distancing. The extra space that comes with being outdoors plus a limited daily capacity, timed ticketing, and a one-way path all allow for enhanced social distancing of more than six feet, at all times, between your party and all other staff and visitors.

A contact-free experience. We have eliminated touch points and instead created many opportunities for fun family photos.

Face Coverings will be required for Science Center staff and volunteers as well as all guests ages 2 and older as required by Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines.

Hand Sanitizer and Hand Washing. Hand sanitizer will be made readily available for guests throughout the exhibit. In addition, we have installed automatic-touchless valves and flushers on all fixtures in the restrooms.

Additional Information:

  • Advanced reservation required. All timed tickets must be purchased online at davincisciencecenter.org. All guests ages 3 and older are required to have an admission ticket.
  • The Da Vinci Science Center’s building will remain closed to the general public and access to permanent exhibits will not be available. Restroom access WILL be available during this time. 
  • Please note, the entire exhibit is outside on the grounds of the Science Center. The path is on grass and includes some change in elevation. Please contact the Science Center in advance for special needs access. 
  • Questions related to accessibility for visitors with disabilities or limited mobility can be answered  by contacting the Visitor Services department at the Science Center at 484-664-1002 or ask@nulldavincisciencecenter.org.
  • Daily operations are weather dependent. Weather delays or cancellations can be rescheduled to a new time or date with no penalty. Weather-related cancellations that are not rescheduled to a new date and time will be refunded. 
  • We have created a socially distanced entry process. If you arrive more than 10 minutes before your reserved time, please wait in your car until at least 10 minutes before your reserved time before lining up at the entrance. 
  • Please be sure to have access to either a digital or printed copy of your ticket when you arrive at check-in to ensure a smooth entry.
  • Members must purchase a timed ticket at a discounted rate of $11.95 per person. A special promo code has been shared with members. Contact us for details. The Science Center will continue to extend membership expiration dates through the entire period in which the Science Center’s indoor permanent exhibit experiences remain closed to the general public.
  • We are unable to offer discounted admission to ASTC passport holders at this time.

Did You Know…

  • Most ocean species have yet to be discovered. Scientists have successfully identified around 130,000 species in the ocean, and more are being discovered everyday!

  • 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water.

  • The giant squid has the largest eye in the animal kingdom- up to 10 inches in diameter!

  • The Mako Shark is one of the fastest fish on the planet, and can reach speeds of 45 mph.

Essential Family Donations

Please consider helping our community members during this difficult time.  Many families are struggling to secure basic necessities.  The Da Vinci Science Center is collecting the following items at our Welcome Center tent during BRICKLIVE Ocean.  Thank you for helping the families in our community when they most need it.

Baby Items:

Donations will be made to Casa Guadalupe in Allentown and Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley.  

Items needed are:

  • Diapers (especially size 5-7)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Formula (Enfamil Similac, Puramio, Nutragimen, and Nestle Nido)  

Essential Family Items:

Donations will be made to Francis D. Raub Middle School in Allentown. Items needed are:

  • ANY non-perishable food items or Weis and Giant Food Store Gift Cards
    • Canned Fruit
    • Peanut butter & Jelly
    • Breakfast Foods (cereal, oatmeal, etc.)
    • Instant Rice
    • Canned Beans (black, pinto, pigeon, kidney)
    • Soup
    • Pasta & Sauce
    • Macaroni & Cheese
    • Water bottles / Healthy Juice
    • Snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.)
    • Healthy Granola Bars / Snack Bars / Fruit Cups
    • Microwavable meals
    • Microwavable, easy-make mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, etc.
  • Personal Care Items 
    • Male/female Deodorant
    • Shampoo & Conditioner
    • Body Wash
    • Toothpaste / Toothbrushes

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