Glazer Children's Museum Very Eric Carle exhibit

INSIDE LOOK: Very Eric Carle exhibit at Glazer Children’s Museum

Your child’s favorite book series is coming to life in a colorful and immersive way at Glazer Children’s Museum this summer! The Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit gives kids a chance to walk through the pages of a Very Hungry Caterpillar, weave a spider web like the Very Busy Spider, and even flip like the Very Clumsy Click Beetle!

You’ll find this traveling exhibit on the second floor of the museum along with the family art center where you and the kids can create your own vibrant paper collages, similar to the hand-painted tissue paper technique Eric Carle used to illustrate his beloved books.

Very Eric Carle exhibit at Glazer Children's Museum
You can weave your own spider web just like the Very Busy Spider! Photo by Laura Byrne.

Your journey through the exhibit follows 5 insect characters featured in Carle’s “Very” series.  Kids can even see what it’s like to be a bug as they climb through tall ‘blades of grass’–it was a favorite on opening day!

And since this exhibit is based on books, you’ll, of course, find a reading nook with shelves stacked with books and two sweet cocoon chairs.

Very Eric Carle exhibit cocoon reading chair
We love these cocoon reading chairs in the Very Eric Carle exhibit. Photo by Laura Byrne.

Here are just a few things you and the kids can expect to experience:

  • 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

FUN FACT: Very Eric Carle is the first North American traveling exhibit for children inspired by the art of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle.

Don’t forget–while you’re at the Glazer Children’s Museum, be sure to head up to the third floor to see Big John, the World’s Largest Triceratops! A visit to this sweet museum is one of our favorite indoor places to play this summer when it’s too hot outside!