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A Community Celebration: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50!

September 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
A Community Celebration: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50!

Join us for a variety of programs in celebration of The Carle’s special exhibition, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50.
11:00 am
Join Eric Carle as he shares stories and memories of writing and illustrating The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Moderated by Cathryn Mercier, Director for the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons University. Each participant will receive a book ticket that will enable them to purchase from the Carle Bookshop a special early release copy of the 50th Anniversary Golden Edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, signed by Eric Carle ($22.99; $19.54 for members)! In-store only on September 15, limit one book per person. (The official book release date is October 9).
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Great Hall)
1:00 pm
Presentation with Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens
2:00 pm
Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime (Gallery)
2:30 pm
Refreshments (Great Hall)
Exhibitions in West Gallery are generously supported by the Hsin-Yi Foundation. Additional support for Brown Bear Turns 50 has been provided by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.


September 15, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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