Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is a museum devoted to the art of the picture book and especially the children's book. It is a member of Museums10 and is adjacent to the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Carle was founded by Eric and Barbara Carle, and designed by Juster Pope Frazier Architects.

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  • I thought it was going to be more a Museum around Carle’s work especially the hungry caterpillar and grouchy ladybug. So I was sort of surprised when it wasn’t. They have an art studio (Sara our art.....  more »
  • I was in this area once before and didn't get a chance to visit. Thankfully, this time was different. The museum isn't as full as I thought it might be of interesting images and information for...  more »
  • I went with my daughter and 3 year old grandson and had a great time! I loved watching him getting excited and enjoying himself. They have a lot to offer other than the beautiful illustrations of Eric Carle. The library has activities like puzzles and coloring pictures from the books. There's a maze you have to get through on a children's height table. There are also musical instruments outside to play with and a meadow to search for and observe wildlife. Looking forward to a return visit.
  • This is such a great museum! I went here for their graphic novel exhibit, which was fun and really informative. I didn't get a chance to see much of the rest of the museum, but what I did see looked amazing, from giant wall-sized versions of Eric Carle art to a replica of the rock from Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (complete with a picnic basket full of felt food for kids to play with)! I especially liked that this museum has plenty of things to amuse kids and inform adults at the same time. It's definitely worth a trip!

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