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Discovery Cube Orange County Presents The Very Eric Carle Exhibit Through 5/24

This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to attend a media event, as a guest of Discovery Cube, in order to write this post. Some images are property of Discovery Cube. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

Discovery Cube Orange County invites families to step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books by visiting The Very Eric Carle Exhibit.  Eric Carle’s classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a testament to Eric Carle’s’ love of nature, his respect for the emotional lives of children, and his recurring themes of friendship creativity, and the power of imagination.the-very-busy-spiderEric Carle stories included in the exhibit are:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar – a story about hope. You, like the little caterpillar, will grow up, unfold your wings, and fly off into the future.
  • The Very Busy Spider -a story about work and how we need to work and finish our tasks despite our many distractions.
  • The Very Quiet Cricket – a story about love. Crickets and people alike go in search of a suitable mate.
  • The Very Lonely Firefly – a story about belonging. We all want to belong to a group, a family, and our own fellow creatures.
  • The Very Clumsy Click Beetle – a story about persistence. Each of us faces some obstacles in life, but we need to try and try again until we overcome the challenges.

the-very-clumsy-beetleInteractive exhibit activities include:

  • Create your own butterfly using light and color through shadow play
  • Test your dexterity, strength and flexibility as you step through a giant, web-like structure
  • Compose a night symphony
  • Spin your own web on a large weaving wall
  • Test your balance as you rummage across a pile of pebbles
  • Crawl through tall blades of grass 

you-are-a-beautiful-butterflyThe Very Eric Carle exhibit is designed for children 2 to 8 years of age, their families, and pre-school and school groups ages 2 to 8 years. Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit was co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The exhibit is included in the price of regular admission.be-youFor more information about the Very Eric Carle exhibit or to purchase tickets, go here.

About Discovery Cube
Discovery Cube inspires and educates young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve. Their mission is brought to life through the cornerstones of their four core initiatives, including: STEM Proficiency, Early Learning, Healthy Living and Environmental Stewardship. This exhibit represents their evolving commitment to expand STEM proficiency by keeping up with the trends, events and news that are capturing kids’ attention – and creating an entertaining way to approach education through a day of family bonding.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit at Discovery Cube Orange County

Have you been to the Discovery Cube Orange County lately? They just opened a brand new exhibit, which is actually the first-ever museum exhibit featuring Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!tmnt-characteresNow through January 16, when you visit the Discovery Cube, these four heroic ninjas-in-training will show you how to leap to the rescue and learn teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving as you work your way through puzzles, mazes and obstacles. Guests can explore the turtles’ sewer-like lair, where good guys win and bad guys lose!tmnt3Since 1984, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have rocked it with their talent and teamwork, inspiring and teaching generations of fans that being part of team lets us discover and exercise our own hidden strengths and those of our teammates. Together we can achieve more than we can on our own. tmnt6 Now you can join the pizza-eating, crime-fighting “Heroes in a Half Shell” to hone your own ninja skills and problem solving intellect while learning the secrets of the sewer!tmnt5The exhibit includes:

The Dojo and Splinter’s Room
In order to create a seamless ninja fighting team, Master Splinter has devoted many hours to training the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In the Dojo, Splinter and Raphael show visitors the value of hard work, practice and knowing your enemy.tmnt-climbingThe Common Room
Families are encouraged to explore the Turtles’ Lair, discover facts about these teenage crime-fighters and hone their individual skills.tmnt-which-turtle-are-youDonatello’s Workshop and Lab
Donnie is the inventor of the group; his lab is the place to try your hand at creative problem solving, as well as learning from mistakes. tmnt1tmnt4New York City Streets
Put your skills and training to the test in the streets of NYC. Try working together to stop the villain Shredder and his foot clan! tmnt-in-the-alleyFor more information about the Discovery Cube Orange County, go here. Connect with Discovery Cube OC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

This is not a sponsored post. We were invited to attend a media preview in order to write this post. Some images are property of the Discovery Cube. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 

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