The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

(4.1/5 based on 190+ 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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  • Brown bear is a HUGE hit in our family, so we took a 2 hour road trip to see the museum. They are celebrating 50 years of brown bear. Tickets here are only free if the child is under 1. Therefore I th...  more »
  • Drove about an hour to the museum and was very disappointed to find much that was hands-on for a toddler or any outdoor play area. Given the characters of Eric Carle and other picture books, I really ...  more »
  • Had a blast! We went through the exhibits and had so much fun seeing all our favorite characters. Did a scavenger hunt, read a couple of books in their library, watched a couple of 3-5 min. movies and...  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!