On View | Saturday and Sunday | 11am–5pm | 12 Fulton Street | Free with General Admission
Visit the 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.
Huge immersive murals will bring families into Carle’s book A House for Hermit Crab and the cargo-ship adventures of 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Visitors will enjoy activities, like meeting a live hermit crab, driving ferries on a giant play-table, and learning about cargo ships through the eyes of a rubber duck—all while exploring Carle’s use of color and pattern.
Admission to Seaport Discovery: Exploring Our Waters with Eric Carle is included in your Pay What You Wish General Admission ticket and can be reserved below. In addition, your General Admission includes access to all current exhibitions on view in the introduction gallery space at 12 Fulton Street and access to the 1885 tall ship Wavertree at Pier 16. Free timed tickets for a tour of the lightship Ambrose are available separately.
Book your tickets below!
Seaport Discovery: Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle is organized in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Want to learn more about Pay What You Wish General Admission tickets? Visit the FAQ page for more details.
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.