What: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia from Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada.

In their first appearance at the Center, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings some of Eric Carle’s beloved stories to life through the magic of blacklight and fanciful puppets. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” eats an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly, while high up in the sky “Little Cloud” playfully transforms into various shapes including a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more. Meanwhile, far below, “The Mixed-Up Chameleon” is bored with his monotonous life. In a trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before realizing that there is value in being his own unique self. This production is recommended for ages 3 and up.

To watch a trailer for the show, click here. To learn more about the award-winning Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, click here. This production is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.


Aug 5 – 17, 2014

Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.

How:  Tickets are $9.25 (Members) and $16.50 (Nonmembers) and include performance, Museum admission and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit). For more information, click here.



With the all-inclusive ticket visitors can also enjoy the Create-A-Puppet Workshop where they create their own Brilliant Butterfly Rod Puppet, or pick up a Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit to continue the fun at home! The workshop can also be purchased separately for $5.75.


The all-inclusive ticket admits patrons to the Center’s Museum. Explore the Center’s permanent museum exhibit PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder, as well as the latest special exhibit Cinderella’s Tightrope: Adapted Childhood Tales. And, don’t miss the display detailing the Center’s upcoming museum expansion to house the definitive Jim Henson collection. Museum admission can also be purchased separately for $8.25 (FREE for Members). Visit www.puppet.org/museum for more information.


Photo by Margo E. Gesser