In Residence January 27, 2024 through May 12, 2024

Member Preview events January 27 and January 28, 2024
Opening weekend events January 27 and January 28, 2024

Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.

"Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit" is the first North American traveling exhibit for children inspired by the art of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle. At this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books. His classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a testament to Eric Carle’s love of nature, his respect for the emotional lives of children, and his recurring themes of friendship, creativity, and the power of imagination. 

"Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit" is open when the Museum is open, starting January 27 through May 12, free with general admission. 

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A child standing in front of large butterfly wings with her hands outstreched and another child standing to the right of her with text "You are a beautiful butterfly" above.
A large painted mural of a starey landscape in Eric Carle style featuring a tree, dragon flies, cicada, moths, and crickets.

What You'll Do

• 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

A child looking into a light box with a glowing butterfly in the background.
A child pressing large wooden keys of a non-musical piano to move a wooden bug.

"Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit" is open when the Museum is open from January 27 through May 12, free with general admission. 

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"Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit"™ & © 2024 Penguin Random House LLC. All Rights Reserved. This exhibit will be on display at LICM January 27, 2024 through May 12, 2024, and then it continues its multi-year tour as a traveling exhibit.