The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst
(4.1/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Begun as an idea nearly fifteen years ago, the children's book illustrator Eric Carle and his wife Barbara created a museum to showcase the importance of children's picture books (both American and In...  more »
  • This gallery is a complete delight not only for families but for those of us who remember the Eric Carle books with great affection. Wonderful changing exhibitions, a good shop and cafe. The building ...  more »
  • Nice museum for kids, in a pleasant area (Hampshire College) with a great library and a nice room for activities. Overpriced though and a bit short of contents. 
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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!