The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Eric Carle Museum is the first institution of its kind, with its special focus on picture book art. It was founded and named after Eric Carle, known for his book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". The museum seeks to foster connections between visual and verbal literacy, and expose students young and old to art. It has several running exhibits that focus on specific picture books and their authors. Groups can take guided programs that include a brief museum orientation, Gallery and Studio experiences such as painting, and more. The museum provides pre-visit and post-visit activity resources to enhance students' learning experience at the museum. Visits to the museum encourage careful observation, book discussions, and an exploration of materials and techniques.
Contact Info
Address: 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002. Hampshire County. Tel: 413-658-1100. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours. Cost: Fee.