On Saturday, February 10th, the New Jersey State Museum will be hosting February’s edition of Small Explorers, “Eric Carle’s Art and Music”. Throughout the day, you and your little learner will have the opportunity to explore the works of Eric Carle and take a deep dive into the universe of his creations. The NJSM will be hosting a number of 45-minute sessions for families to choose from, including a 9:45am and 12:15pm. The 11am slots have already filled up, so be sure to snag your spot now while openings are still available! If you’re interested in attending, please register your family by filling out the enrollment form, linked here: NJSM – Small Explorers. These engaging mornings of fun are free to attend, so be sure to bring out your small explorer for an unforgettable day of memories and magic.

The day’s fun will kick off with a reading of “I See a Song” by Eric Carle. This musical marvel takes young readers on a wordless journey through the transformative nature of music. A vibrant world of color, whimsy, and fun, this enchanting read-through brings the magical power of song to life. Eric Carle, a prolific children’s author, is renowned for his poetic use of themes such as nature, animals, and the environment, helping to connect kiddos to the wide world around them. After the reading, guests will have the opportunity to explore the museum and see if they can spot some of the critters discussed in Carle’s books. The day will conclude with some hands-on crafts and activities scored with a soundtrack of song to help your young artists get inspired. This afternoon introduces the intersection of art and music to little learners, opening up a brand new world of beauty to discover.

The New Jersey State Museum’s Small Explorers program is a dynamic monthly program that invites the museum’s youngest visitors to engage with this iconic cultural institution in an approachable, child-friendly setting. Each month, the museum offers a different theme for families to explore – from the world of STEM to art, music, and more, there’s something on site for every kind of learner. While the sessions are tailored towards a younger audience, attending can be of benefit to every member of the family. These events allow local families to come together to connect, share resources, and build relationships with other families in the Trenton area.

For more information on the Small Explorers program and how you and your family can get started, please check out their website, linked here: NJSM – Small Explorers. If you have any questions or would like to learn more regarding how you can enroll, please contact Susan.Kozak-Buckley@sos.nj.gov for additional details. Don’t miss the chance to explore one of the Capital City’s greatest cultural assets from a brand new perspective, be sure to enroll today!

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