The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002, USA

If you’re one of the countless people who grew up reading Eric Carle books (or reading them to your children), then this gem of a museum is not to be missed. Started by the author and his late wife, the museum celebrates picture books from around the world, both as works of art and educational tools. Located next to Hampshire College in Amherst, they have an impressive permanent collection as well as rotating special exhibits like The Art of Eric Carle: From A to Z and Alice Is...A Celebration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. They also host an array of events, like The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day in March and the Children’s Book Festival in June.

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