Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

For Families

Free with Museum admission

Join us for art-making, a museum-wide scavenger hunt, films, and storytime. Guests can also meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar in our Great Hall for pictures and be part of a Wiggle Jiggle Dance Party!


12:00 - 3:00 pm - Riff’s Food Truck onsite

1:00 - 1:30 pm - Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

1:30 - 1:45 pm - Wiggle Jiggle Dance Party with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

2:00 - 2:30 pm - Special Storytime: Kevin McCloskey (Auditorium)

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Book signing with Kevin McCloskey

3:30 - 4:00 pm - Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

4:00 - 4:15 pm - Wiggle Jiggle Dance Party with The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Ongoing - Museum scavenger hunt, films, coloring, and art-making in the Art Studio! Riff’s Food Truck will be onsite from 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

We are grateful to Penguin Young Readers for their generous sponsorship of this special day.

Illustration of party foods.
Eric Carle, Illustration for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle. © 1969, 1987 Penguin Random House LLC.
Explore Further

Is it a worm? Is it a snake? No! It’s a caterpillar …


Explore die cuts while creating a feast of delicious treats for the caterpillar to munch through!


(Cancelled) Attend an information session to learn about the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature and Writing for Children with Simmons University.