New and Special Exhibits

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet,
Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

October 10, 2015 - January 24, 2016

Step into the pages of your favorite books by Eric Carle!

• Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar by following 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 Eric Carle's materials and techniques

Co-organized by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

A Little Bit of Magic Update

Re-opens December 20

A Little Bit of Magic is about to become a lot more! The thirty-year-old space is being updated beginning August 31. This important renovation will allow The Magic House to offer even more unique and engaging activities for young children.

Children can look forward to seeing their old favorites return (only new and improved!) such as the slides, crawl tunnels, balance beam, discovery doors, light table, ball ramp, sand table and mouse house as well as look forward to discovering some soon-to-be new favorites.

Wonder Works is designed for children two to eight, and their families. The exhibit is made possible thanks to the major support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Bill and Sally Canfield, The Harry Edison Foundation, Eric & Evelyn Newman Foundation, Crawford Taylor Foundation, KnowledgeLake, Ron and Carmen Cameron, Larry and Beth Lenke, Monsanto Fund, Bunge North America, Employees Community Fund of Boeing, Graybar Foundation, Paul, Susan, Jennifer & Lauren Goldberg, Chip Walker and Ameren. Renovation of the facility was partially underwritten by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Neighborhood Assistance Program.

While A Little Bit of Magic is closed for renovations, there will still be exhibit areas open for our preschool visitors. For Baby & Me, WaterWorks, the Art Studio and Make-It Workshop will all open as usual at 10:30 am. In addition, Forts and Clubhouses and the Children’s Village will open at 10:30 am from September 8 through October 9. Then our traveling exhibit, Very Eric Carle, will open at 10:30 am beginning October 13 through the end of the year.