Eric Carle Exhibit & Art Studio

I was so excited to hear that there was an Eric Carle Exhibit here in Seoul! One of the kindergarten classes at my school went there as a field trip. I love his books and especially his illustrations. I had a chance to go with my cousin and her daughter. Soo much fun! Did you know that he has a museum in Amherst, Massachusetts as well? I must check it out, the next times I’m near there.

This art exhibit ends September 9th! So make sure you check it out if you are an Eric Carle fan. This would be a great field trip for lower elementary school classes. However, it’s a bit small, so you should probably make reservations before hand. They also have an art studio where you can sign up for art classes!

More information: Eric Carle Exhibit

Eric Carle also has a blog where he writes about this exhibit! Eric Carle blog

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While I was searching online, I discovered an English website on fun places to take kids. I thought it might be helpful for our readers here in Seoul:   http://kidsfuninseoul.wordpress.com/

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Field Trips in Korea!

Everywhere I went in Paris, I saw students! I saw students on field trips in the Louvre, on our night river cruise, Versailles, on the streets of Champs Elysees, and even on our airplane. At times, I was glad that I was on break and didn’t have to travel to other countries with my students. It was pretty cool to think that the students in France could easily go to see the Mona Lisa on a field trip. I wonder if they even know how lucky they truly are to be living in a city with such amazing and significant pieces of art all around.

This reminded me of my students and the fun we have going on field trips here in Korea. Here are some of the fun places I’ve been to with my students within these past 4 years.

  • Seoul Tower near Myeong Dong
  • Seoul Museum of Art
  • The National Museum of Korea in Yongsan
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum
  • The Korean War Memorial Museum in Yongsan
  • Seoul Zoo in Gwacheon
  • The 63 Building in Yeoido
  • Dreamland Forest
  • Everland Amusement Park
  • EGG Hall in Jongno
  • What the Book Store in Itaewon
  • Lunch at Petra’s in Itaewon
  • Native American Art exhibit at Sejong Museum of Art in Jongno
  • Ice Skating at local ice rink
  • Ski Resort
  • Nature walks- Local mountain behind our school
  • River walks- Local river next to our school
  • Gyeong Bok Palace- Folk Museum??
  • Live Shows- The Snowman Musical
  • Pottery Making at the National Museum of Korea

Some other possible places for field trips:

  • DMZ
  • Korean Traditional Palaces
  • Blue House/Museum near there
  • Local farms
  • Animal Shelter

What is your favorite field trip?

Are there any other good places you recommend for field trips in Korea?