Chattanooga Zoo Hosts Legoland Master Model Builder And Dreamnight

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Chattanooga Zoo will host Joshua Bohn, a master model builder at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta on Thursday and its annual Dreamnight event on Friday.

A lifelong Lego lover and five-year brand veteran, Mr. Bohn has the Brick Factor to make the Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta experience engaging and fun for guests of all ages, said officials.  Mr. Bohn will create a Lego masterpiece at the Chattanooga Zoo starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday. 

“I plan, ultimately, to be a role model for the future generation of Lego enthusiasts,” said Mr. Bohn. “I am excited to help inspire creativity, entertain and laugh alongside them; and to help bolster their knowledge and skill as Lego builders.”

Enjoying the creation of the Lego masterpiece is free with regular Zoo admission.  

The Chattanooga Zoo along with the city of Chattanooga’s Therapeutic Recreation Program will host the annual Dreamnight Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Chattanooga Zoo. Dreamnight is an open house event for all special needs individuals and their families or caretakers. Dreamnight offers a VIP Zoo visit that acknowledges and accommodates the unique circumstances that generally limit relaxing outings for these families during normal operating hours.

“We are so honored to be part of such an amazing event,” said Elaine Adams, therapeutic recreation coordinator. Dreamnight is a special evening that allows individuals to showcase their abilities not their disabilities. It is truly a magical night.” 

Each year the event is sponsored by Unum and offers goody bags, games, bounce houses, face painting, costume characters, food and more. 

“Dreamnight is one of our employees’ favorite volunteer activities that we sponsor each year,” said Cathy Barrett, community relations manager for Unum. “We understand the impact a disability can have on a family. Dreamnight provides an opportunity for children and their families to be around others who share similar circumstances and enjoy the zoo without the crowds that regular zoo hours bring." 

Chattanooga Zoo CEO and President Darde Long added, “This is an event that we really look forward to each year. Being able to offer these families a relaxing outing and some personal time with the animals is very rewarding to our staff. We love seeing all their smiles.” 

Admission to Dreamnight is free and reservations are required to attend. For more information and to make reservations, call the Zoo Gift Shop at 697-1319.

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