The Old Red Museum is getting invaded by stormtroopers, safari hunters stalk the parks and Dallas is getting shrunk down to size at Dallas CityScape. The Museum of Natural and Science Nature plays host to massive LEGO replicas of major Dallas landmarks, from old standards like Reunion Tower to the still-under-construction Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The city streets are alive with automobiles, lights and sound, and each building is populated with an assortment of oddball creatures and characters created by the museum's volunteer youth group, the Discovery Corps. The event raises money for the East Dallas Community Schools and their early education programs. And you can explain that to the other adults while you play alone at the well-stocked LEGO workstation. Just be careful. God forbid you should step on one of those things. The Dallas CityScape exhibit is on display at the Museum of Nature and Science, 3535 Grand Ave. in Fair Park. Admission is free. Call 214-428-5555 or visit natureandscience.org for details.
July 30-Aug. 28, 2011