The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

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Art Museum
This mission for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full -scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world.
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  • I recently took a family trip to the Amherst area, and was looking for things to do to please an age range from 12 to 83. I personally love children's picture books, especially the artwork, so was exc...  more »
  • If you're a fan of Eric Carle's picture books, as well as many other similar books, this is a museum well worth visiting! We got there just before closing, so we didn't have a chance to linger, but th...  more »
  • Beautiful small modern museum that showcases the local landscape through big pane windows. Exhibits well displayed and easy to navigate. Illustrations of Eric Carle's collages lovely and I also enjoye...  more »
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  • This place is pretty awesome!!! I liked seeing a lot of Eric Carle's works, but I also enjoyed seeing other artists as well. Two hours from home, but well worth the trip!!!
  • Great place to go, good for about 2-3 hours with a toddler thanks to the story times and art studio. Worth our two drive. Check out atkins farm across the street for food
  • Really cool museum, fairly small but still a lot to see great stuff for kids. Spent a few hours here, and that was probably the max. Arts and crafts room was a lot of fun too.
  • Fabulous children's programs. Great events including book signings, readings, puppet shows, crafting projects, etc. Excellent for children 5 and older--not that fun for toddlers or younger.
  • Awesome fun for the whole family!