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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Very Hungry Caterpillar Day 2013 Giveaway

Next week marks the anniversary of the publication of one of our very favorite books,  The Very Hungry Caterpillar! We hope you can help us celebrate here at The Carle this weekend. We're kicking off festivities with a Members' Pancake Breakfast in the morning, followed by a day of Caterpillar-themed storytimes, films and activities. We hear there will even be an appearance from the Caterpillar himself! Here are all the details: Annual Pancake Breakfast Celebrating Very Hungry Caterpillar Day (Members-Only event) Sunday, March 17, 2013 9:00 am - 12:00 pm First Seating – 9:00 am Second Seating – 10:15 am ETA: Now full! Free to members, but space is limited. Reserve early at Celebration of the 2013 Very Hungry Caterpillar Day Sunday,March 17, 2013 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free with Museum Admission Celebrate The Caterpillar’s special day with us! Join us for special story times, films, art activities and a visit from The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Plus Museum Shop sale – 15% off all caterpillar-related books and toys! 12:30 pm – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Film 1:00 pm - Meet the Caterpillar 1:30 pm – Storytime 2:30 pm – Picture Writer: The Art of Picture Books Film 3:00 pm – Meet the Caterpillar 3:30 pm – Storytime 4:00 pm - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Film There will be fun all-day art activities and all children will receive Butterfly temporary tattoos. Bring your camera! If you can't make it to the museum consider participating in our friendly competition by  creating your own version of the Very Hungry Caterpillar using found materials and submitting a photo of your creation.  Winners will win an original doodle by Eric Carle and more! Check out the details here: Today we're also giving away a very soft and plushy Caterpillar to one lucky blog reader. To win, leave a comment below BEFORE 12 pm EST Saturday, March 16th. Tell us, If you were to invite The Very Hungry Caterpillar over for a birthday dinner celebration, what would you prepare for him?  Good luck and we're announcing the winner on Sunday, March 17th.


Thursday, March 3, 2013 - 7:47 pm
I would make him something in my slow cooker(my favorite way to cook these days) and then, just in case he gets a stomachache, I would follow dinner with a nice green leaf, so he'll feel much better
Amy Z.
Friday, March 3, 2013 - 10:50 pm
I'd prepare him a very healthy meal of salad greens! Along with some fruit for dessert, and maybe a slice of pumpkin pie :)
Treasure Ingels-Thompson
Thursday, March 3, 2013 - 11:45 am
If The Very Hungry Caterpillar accepts our invitation to dinner, my son Pax and I will serve him a feast meant for a monarch. In the edible forest garden we tend, The Blue Heron Edible Forest Garden, we have everything a caterpillar needs to become the best he can: milkweed, dill and parsley, purple coneflower, fennel, and Black-eyed Susans, among others. As when he transforms from all this healthy grub, the world will see the purpose of this portion of the garden, thanks to the very humble caterpillar.

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