The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience

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A fun filled hour-long experience at the Melville Gallery.

November 29 – December 29 |$25 (Children under one are $5 with accompanying paid adult ticket) | Melville Gallery 213 Water Street

The South Street Seaport Museum presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience, a fun-filled hour-long experience complete with an interactive puppet show, activities, and the opportunity to take a picture with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from November 29 through December 29, 2019 with three performances on select dates at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm

Witness these timeless classics come to life during an interactive story time at The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience features a variety of puppets, faithfully adapting three of Eric Carle’s stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, and of course, the star of the event – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The experience lasts approximately sixty minutes, including a puppet show with special audience participation elements. Plus, all attendees will have the opportunity to take a picture with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Each performance will feature The Very Hungry Caterpillar paired with the story listed below:

11/29, 12/1, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/26, 12/28, 12/29: 

10am – Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 11:30am – 10 Little Rubber Ducks; 1pm – Brown Bear, Brown Bear

11/30, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/27: 

10am – 10 Little Rubber Ducks; 11:30am – Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 1pm – 10 Little Rubber Ducks

Click below to purchase your tickets. All ticket sales are non-refundable

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience is sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation


By subway:

  • Take the A, C, 2, 3, J, Z, 4, or 5 train to Fulton Street.
  • Upon exiting, walk east on Fulton Street until you reach Water Street. The event is located at 213 Water Street. Depending on where you exit, the walk takes between 8 and 15 minutes.

By bus:

  • Take the M-15 SBS or M-15 to Fulton Street. Note: On the M-15 SBS, you must pay at the bus stop before boarding.
  • Walk one block east and go to 213 Water Street.

By ferry:

  • The East River Ferry, Water Taxi, and New York Waterway provide service to Pier 11 from Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey.
  • From Pier 11, walk north on South Street for about 5 minutes.
  • From the Staten Island Ferry, the museum is about a mile walk Northeast on Water or South Street.
  • The Event is at 213 Water Street.


  • Parking in the area is limited. There is a parking lot located at Front and John Streets, just one block from the Museum and 213 Water Street where the event is located. Another lot is available at 294 Pearl Street.
    *As we are located in an historic district please contact the museum regarding accessibility needs prior to your visit