Saturday, April 16
Exploring Our Waters with Eric Carle: The South Street Seaport Museum unveils a new discovery room of maritime-themed art by the late Eric Carle, beloved creator of picture books for young children. Huge immersive murals bring families into Carle’s book, A House for Hermit Crab, and the cargo-ship adventures of 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Activities include 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. Beginning today, the exhibit will be open every weekend from 11 am to 5 pm specifically designed for children ages two to seven. Admissions are $5 per child. South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St New York, NY 10038.