“Very Eric Carle” brings “The Hungry Caterpillar” to Fort Lauderdale (includes video story)

A traveling children’s exhibit, “Very Eric Carle,” opened this past weekend at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science, and families were very enthusiastic for its grand opening.  

“[The Very Hungry Caterpillar] is actually my favorite story, and this is my son’s first birthday party,” said a parent who visited the exhibit. 

Based on Eric Carle’s “Very” series, this interactive exhibit explores themes of hope, persistence, hard work, and friendship. Guests become the insects from his picture books, such as the “Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

A very amusing feature of the exhibit includes a play area where children can create pieces of art using Carle’s tissue paper collage technique, while admiring his gallery of prints and watching a video of him showing his artwork.

“Very Eric Carle” is free with museum admission and closes Monday, Jan. 9.

Alexandra Howard is a senior pursuing a dual degree in digital journalism and political science. She intends to later graduate from law school and become an immigration lawyer and political journalist.