South Street Seaport Museum Offers Eric Carle Exhibit

May 10, 2022, 6:05.18 pm ET  

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The South Street Seaport Museum will offer “Seaport Discovery: Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle,” a new discovery room of maritime-themed art by the late Eric Carle, beloved creator of picture books for young children.

The exhibit, which is designed specifically for children aged 2-7 and their adults, features huge immersive murals that will bring families into Carle's book “A House for Hermit Crab” and the cargo-ship adventures of “10 Little Rubber Ducks”. Visitors will also enjoy activities such as 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.

The new exhibit joins “South Street and the Rise of New York,” which explores the critical role played by the Seaport and South Street in securing New York's place as America's leading city and its rise to become the world's busiest port by the start of the 20th century, and “Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900–1914,” which is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third-Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century.

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