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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002-3357
+1 413-658-1100
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Nice Art but lots of empty space

The illustrations on exhibit were of high quality and well worth seeing. However, there was not a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RobertMass013
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Ashfield, Massachusetts
Fantastic Place for Kids, Book Enthusiasts

I can see why some reviewers seem a bit disappointed, with the 'Eric Carle' name in the title, as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sati09
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East Coast
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
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“gift shop”(36 reviews)
“all ages”(24 reviews)
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a stunning, 40,000 square-foot facility in the heart of the Five College area of Western MA is loved by families, art aficionados and book lovers alike. The Museum houses three Galleries with rotating...more
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125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002-3357
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+1 413-658-1100
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"all ages"
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"children's literature"
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"picture book"
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"vending machine"
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"my daughter"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"children and adults"
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"brown bear"
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"activity room"
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"craft room"
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"special exhibit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The illustrations on exhibit were of high quality and well worth seeing. However, there was not a lot of space devoted to art. Huge halls for assembling, meeting, eating or chatting dominated the museum's space. The trend toward near empty spaces can be seen in...More

Thank RobertMass013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can see why some reviewers seem a bit disappointed, with the 'Eric Carle' name in the title, as this museum is not huge, but wow! How great it is! Perfect spot for kids to do a bit of art and reading. Saw several lovely...More

Thank sati09
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

What a fun day trip from the Berkshires! Visited with our 7 and 8 year old sons. Stopped first at the art studio for some hands-on crafting. Then head over to explore the galleries. Love how the exhibits offer access points for every age -...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This museum tells you a lot of Carle's work and his life. It is a fascinating story. We just read his books to my daughters. Hearing about his life and his artistic methods was very instructive. There are three galleries. One has Carle's work and...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I think my expectations were too high. I didn't think the museum had a whole lot to it. Maybe they've added some exhibits since then.

Thank LithiaLady
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Eric Carle Museum is great! The vibe and the location are both wonderful for kids and adults alike. It definitely IS an art museum, albeit one that appeals strongly to kids- so don't come expecting there to be lots of play structures and hands...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Outstanding collection of original artwork from the books you know and love and many more that you didn't know how much you love until you found out! This museum is all about finding out and discovering new things in the world of book illustrations. The...More

Thank Bicycletraveler2014
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this Museum on 18th March. It was the 49th birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Events were arranged throughout the day and little kids had great fun watching movies, making crafts, posing with the caterpillar and dancing with him. There were two galleries...More

1  Thank Deepa S
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I had been wanting to go to this museum since I drive by several times a week. They have one free entry day each year. This is when I went. It was winter so the outdoor area was not being used but it is obvious...More

1  Thank Wildflower01945
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Eric Carle's art work is amazing , the vibrant colors of his work adorn the walls ,and the art gallery has interesting and historical accounts of his work. I especially love the bookstore and library that has a wide selection of picture books.The art room...More

1  Thank Jasmine R
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