Step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books in this play-and-learn experience at the Indiana State Museum. Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar and follow his path, weave a web with the Very Busy Spider, compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket and more. Then, create artwork using Eric Carle’s materials and techniques, and enjoy a gallery of prints from his “Very” book series. This new experience is open Wednesday, July 8 through September 7.
- Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar as you follow his path
- Weave a web with the Very Busy Spider
- Find your light with the Very Lonely Firefly
- Make the Very Clumsy Click Beetle flip and jump
- Compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket
- Create artwork using many of Eric Carle’s materials and techniques
- Enjoy a gallery of prints from Eric Carle’s Very book series
RESERVE YOUR TIMED TICKETS NOW
Because nothing is more important than your safety, we're requiring visitors to pre-register for timed tickets so we can limit gallery capacity. This will allow families to follow social distancing recommendations and our staff to efficiently deep clean all hands-on interactives. You can enjoy a 45-minute time slot with no more than 15 visitors in the space. Time slots are available at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Admission is still required for non-members and can be purchased in the museum or online here>>
Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit was co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s recommendations and in an effort to maintain a safe environment for our visitors, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is requiring all visitors to wear a mask during their visit. Masks will be available to those who need them. Learn more>>
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