Opens April 15 | 11am – 5pm | Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Visit our new discovery room of maritime-themed art by Eric Carle, beloved creator of picture books for young children. Seaport Discovery: Exploring Our Waters with Eric Carle is designed specifically for children aged 2-7 and their adults. The exhibition will be open to the public at 12 Fulton Street on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11am to 5pm in April and May. In June, it will open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Admission is $5 per child aged 1-12, with no charge for accompanying caregivers, teens, and infants. Advanced timed tickets are recommended. Book today!
“We’re looking forward to welcoming families into Eric Carle’s colorful world,” said Capt. Jonathan Boulware, President and CEO of the South Street Seaport Museum. “This discovery room will be an incredible and kid-friendly introduction to maritime marvels and everything the Seaport has to offer.”
Seaport Discovery: Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle is organized in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Please note that people over age 5 will be required to show proof they are fully vaccinated to enter indoor exhibition spaces and to board Ambrose. Proof of vaccination can be provided in the form of a physical immunization card, NY Excelsior Pass app, or the NYC COVID Safe app when you check in at reception. Additionally, masks are required inside Seaport Museum galleries. Face coverings are required for employees, and increased cleaning protocols are also in place. Current COVID-19 protocols can be found at seaportmuseum.org/covid-19-updates.
About Eric Carle
Eric Carle (1929-2021) is the acclaimed and beloved creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of millions of children around the world and has been translated into 70 languages. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, and most of which he also wrote.
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