Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

4.1
#2 of 15 in Museums in Hampshire County
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. A leading advocate in its field, The Carle collects, preserves, presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world.
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  • One of the best museums I’ve ever experienced. My kids absolutely love this place. The exhibits are amazing. The staff is super friendly. Definitely add The Carle to your list of “must-see” spots in W...  more »
  • The Eric Carle museum is a greta plac efor fans of all ages. Not just Eric Carle but many other illustrated book artists and authors of childrens books. By the response of the children at the museum h...  more »
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  • 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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