The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art | Literary Tourism

Who among us did not love picture books as a child? Take a trip down memory land in this picture book museum. Read more at Curiositales Magazine.

Who among us did not love picture books as a child? Take a trip down memory land in this picture book museum. Read more at Curiositales Magazine.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Amherst, Massachusetts USA


Who among us did not love picture books as a child? Take a trip down memory land in this picture book museum in Massachusetts.

For many of us, our love of reading started not with words, but with the stories read to us when we were kids. This museum is a non-profit dedicated to supporting and growing that love.

Who among us did not love picture books as a child? Take a trip down memory land in this picture book museum. Read more at Curiositales Magazine.

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Give yourself plenty of time to explore the Carle as it houses 11,000 objects, including 7,300 permanent collection illustrations, three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and educational programs for families, scholars, educators, and schoolchildren.

The museum is closed on Mondays. Plan your visit to include one of their many events such as their Everyday Art program, author meet and greets, or story time.

What was your favorite book as a child?

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