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The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Children's Museum of Phoenix

Scott Murdoch

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PHOENIX, AZ — The Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit is currently being displayed at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

The exhibition is co-organized by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. It started on May 29 and will end on September 6.

The presentation will bring the children inside the world of Eric Carle to meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Very Lonely Firefly, Very Clumsy Beetle, Very Quiet Cricket, and The Very Busy Spider.

Heaps of activities such as weaving, composing a symphony, and creating artwork in Eric Carle’s style will be the display highlights. There are six areas to explore, and they are:

  • Very Hungry

Children will explore the Caterpillar’s eating journey before he becomes a butterfly. At the end of the journey, children can make butterflies using shadow play at the Butterfly Shadow Theater.

  • Very Quiet

Find the beauty of nature sounds with the Very Quiet Cricket. The interactive relief triggers an insect sound when touched, and the children can make a symphony out of it.

  • Very Lonely

The interactive video display lets the children create lights from fireflies and play along with friends.

  • Very Clumsy

A playful landscape where children will test their motor skills by stepping on the giant poppy flower stem.

  • Very Busy

The large strings with different materials will help children recognize texture, and they can weave like the Very Busy Spider with his web.

  • Very Eric Carle

With Eric Carle’s colorful sketches on display, children can see the artistic process and make their very own arts in the studio.

  • Very You

A photo-op with the character’s property and print it, or play 3D puzzles from Eric Carle’s books.

The admission fee to this exhibit is included with the Museum ticket. Tickets can be bought here: https://childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/museum-admission/

Note that COVID-19 precautions and protocols are still applicable, including mask requirements and social distancing.

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