If you have kids in tow—or if you just love children's books art—"The Carle" is a must-see. This light-filled museum celebrates and preserves not only the works of renowned children's book author Eric Carle (who penned The Very Hungry Caterpillar), but also Maurice Sendak, Lucy Cousins, Petra Mathers, Tomie DePaola, and Leo and Diane Dillon. Puppet shows and storytelling events are part of the museum's ongoing calendar of events. Children are invited to create
their own works of art in the museum's studio or read a few classics (or discover new authors) in the library.