Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

about the exhibit

Step into the pages of your favorite books by Eric Carle and experience them as artist, reader and character. This play-and-learn exhibit features activities inspired by five of Eric Carle’s classic books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and The Very Busy Spider. In this exhibit, visitors can:

  • 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 Series as well as works in progress
COST: $70,000, plus inbound shipping
SIZE: 2,000 - 2,500 sq. ft.
SUBJECT(S): Branded Characters, Early Childhood, Literacy, Arts, Creativity, Motor Skills/Physical Challenge
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tour schedule

Fall 2023 — Booked : Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, TX
Spring 2024 — Booked : Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City, NY
Summer 2024 — Booked : Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa, FL
Fall 2024 — Booked : Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Spring 2025 — Booked : Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia, Beckley, WV
Summer 2025 — Booked : Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia, Beckley, WV
Fall 2025 — Booked : Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Topeka, KS
Spring 2026 — Booked : LAST VENUE Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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