Opening Day: Mo Reads and Signs:
Friday March 18, 4:30 pm: Mo reads I Really Like Slop! and Knuffle Bunny in the auditorium. Elephant and Piggie will be on hand to greet guests; hands-on activities in the entrance gallery include sketching and photo ops with characters.
Free with museum admission; tickets must be reserved online.
Opening Weekend: Family Programs
Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20
Celebrate the new classics of children’s literature. Families will explore New York through the lens of Mo Willems: just like Knuffle Bunny, children will draw their family into New York street scenes using photographs from the New-York Historical Society’s collection; families will help Pigeon find other vehicles to try and drive, all from the city’s past (will it be a carriage? an omnibus? a hot air balloon?); and at the wire sculpture station, families will create their own versions of Mo’s beloved characters. Storytelling and Elephant & Piggie meet and greets take place all weekend long.