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

Step into colorful adventures based on the work of renowned and beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle, including the Very Hungry Caterpillar. 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. 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. Open July 8, 2020 through September 7, 2020. Learn more>>

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit was co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
 

 

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The United States is in the middle of a crisis that is impacting families and communities. A perfect storm of prescription drugs, powerful illegal narcotics, the science of brain chemistry and socio-economic pressures, among other factors, has fueled a spike in opioid abuse at all levels of society. Indiana is no exception. Discover personal stories of recovery, explore the science behind opioid addiction through hands-on interactives, learn how to affect positive change in this crisis, and participate in art making and performances that help build empathy. Feb. 1, 2020 – Feb. 7, 2021  Learn More >>


 

In our permanent experiences, you’ll find a place to explore big questions and learn the story of Indiana – from the ancient forces that shaped the land to Hoosier icons of the modern day. Here, there’s truly something for every interest. Learn more >>


 

  

Featuring academy award-winning IMAX® technology and a six-story screen, The IMAX Theater offers audiences both 2D and 3D IMAX films, as well as contemporary Hollywood movies. Conveniently located in White River State Park's Indiana State Museum, the IMAX is the ultimate larger-than-life experience. Learn more >> 


 

 

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