In Residence January 21, 2023 - May 14, 2023

Familiar characters, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon are featured. In this exhibit, visitors are invited into the imagination, whimsy, and humor of author and illustrator Mo Willems. 

Admission to this exhibit is included in LICM general admission.

What You'll Do

  • Make art inspired by Mo Willems.
  • Step into activities pulled directly from the pages of his books.
  • Engage in dramatic play.
  • Learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters.
Two children standing in the Mo Willems exhibit wearing cardboard cars over their waist.

Put on a wearable bus and take a drive through the exhibit.

A child sitting at a light box table in the Mo Willems exhibit tracing images of Mo Willems characters.

Try out techniques that Mo uses for his own books.

A child  with a happy expression in the Mo Willems exhibit holding small pieces of felt clothing to place on a felt naked mole-rat.

Dress up Naked Mole Rat and send him down the runway for a one-of-a-kind fashion show.

Two children with their adult in the Mo Willems exhibit stacking large soft blocks with images and phrases from Mo Willems books on them.

Stack lightweight blocks to create your own terrible monster of funny friend. Then, spin the laundromat washing machine and uncover Knuffle Bunny and other surprises!

    The Pigeon Comes to Long Island! A Mo Willems Exhibit was co-organized by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

    Special Events

    Member Exclusive hours January 21, 2023 and January 22, 2023: Tickets required.
    Opening Weekend celebration activities: January 21, 2023 and January 22, 2023 1-3pm.