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

The Very Eric Carle play-and-learn exhibition is open for exploration! Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar as you follow 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 many of Eric Carle’s materials and techniques. Enjoy a gallery of prints from Eric Carle’s Very book series. 

Because nothing is more important than your safety, we're requiring visitors to pre-register for timed tickets so we can limit gallery capacity. This will allow families to follow social distancing recommendations and our staff to efficiently deep clean all hands-on interactives. You can enjoy a 45-minute time slot with no more than 15 visitors in the space. Admission is still required for non-members, and tickets can be purchased in the museum or online.
  Every Sunday, Wednesday–Saturday, 10:15 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Various prices


Indiana State Museum

Located in White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is the place to explore Indiana’s past, present and future - from mastodons and dire wolves to contemporary art by some of Indiana’s best artists!

650 West Washington Street

(317) 232-1637

Mon. - Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
White River State Park Garage 650 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
White River State Park South Lot 801 West Washington Street Accepts CC Bus Parking Overnight
Government Center Washington St. Parking Facility 401 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
Washington & Senate Indoor 325 West Washington Street
Marriott Downtown Garage 350 West Maryland Street Accepts CC Overnight
Government Center Senate Ave. Parking Facility 220 North Senate Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
IUPUI Law School Garage (Lot 90) 530 West New York Street
Capitol Commons Garage 10 South Capitol Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
IUPUI Riverwalk Garage 245 University Boulevard
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Lot 450 West Ohio Street Accepts CC
Attraction Address Phone
IMAX Theater Indiana State Museum (317) 233-4629
White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 233-2434
Wheel Fun Rentals 801 West Washington Street (317) 730-2290
The Amphitheater at White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 231-0000
Segway of Indiana, LLC 801 West Washington Street (317) 253-1910
Medal of Honor Memorial Canal Walk
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 500 West Washington Street (317) 636-9378
Celebration Plaza & Amphitheater White River State Park (317) 233-2434
Indianapolis Indians 501 West Maryland Street (317) 269-3542
Victory Field 501 West Maryland Street (317) 269-3542
Indiana Government Center South 402 West Washington Street

Other Events on July 06, 2020

Please Touch! The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Outdoor Yoga at the Indiana War Memorial

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

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You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Take Me There: Greece and Treasures of Ancient Greece

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Other Events the Week of July 06 - July 12, 2020

Messy Mondays (CLOSED)

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (CLOSED)

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Beyond Spaceship Earth

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Circle City Tours

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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