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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

  • 125 W. Bay Rd. Map It
  • Amherst
  • Library/Archive
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/14/2016

Fodor's Review

If you have kids in tow—or if you just love children's book illustrations—"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 original picture-book art by Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg, and many others. Puppet shows and storytelling events are among the museum's ongoing programs. Children are invited to create their own works of art in the studio or read classics or discover new authors in the library.

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125 W. Bay Rd., Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $9
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–4, Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Published 07/14/2016


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