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Very Eric Carle

A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Very Eric Carle is a play-and-learn exhibit featuring 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, you 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.
Content: Art, Literacy, Creativity

Tour Schedule:

  • Fall 2015 - Magic House
  • Spring 2016 - Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Summer 2016 - Midland Public Library
  • Fall 2016 - Portland Children's Museum
  • Spring 2017 - Discovery Cube, Orange County
  • Summer 2017 - Creative Discovery Museum
  • Fall 2017 - Chicago Children's Museum
  • Spring 2018 - Discovery Cube, LA
  • Summer 2018 - Family Museum
  • Fall 2018 - Mississippi Children's Museum
  • Spring 2019 - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Summer 2019 - Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Fall 2019 - Please Touch Museum
  • Spring 2020 - Pending

Contact: Rachel Mastromarino
(412) 322-5058 ext 229

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit is co-organized with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

The exhibit was made possible with underwriting support from an Anonymous Donor, the Eden Hall Foundation, the Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Hillman Foundation and The Wherrett Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.