The Eric Carle Museum

Amherst

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In a Nutshell

  • Art museum for lovers of children's books
  • Art studio, theatre and reading library
  • Save on picture books and gifts

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Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Non-transferable. Must use in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $9, you get admission for two to The Eric Carle Museum (up to an $18 value) plus 15% off at the museum shop. This full-scale museum houses three galleries in 40,000-square-feet of picture book art goodness showcasing both national and international rotating exhibitions. Founded in part by Eric Carle, the famous author and illustrator of over 70 children's books including the 1969 classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", The Eric Carle Museum aims to inspire an appreciation of the art of the picture book in adults, children, and lovable curmudgeons alike. The museum rouses the eyes with a large selection of exhibitions by a variety of artists, such as the currently running Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books, which takes audiences through the vibrant history of the Jewish picture book with over 100 illustrations and texts. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from morning to late afternoon and also houses a hands-on studio for those art revelers who like to see with their fingers and reach out with their eyes. An auditorium for performances and lectures, a library for reading and storytelling, and a self-service café round out The Eric Carle Museum's facilities. Make sure to visit the museum shop as well and get 15% off assorted gifts, new and classic picture book favorites, or a reinvigorated youthful spirit. This Groupon can be used for adult or child tickets. See the website for more information and directions to the museum.

Reviews

Six Yelpers give The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art an average of four stars. Four Insider Pagers give it a three-star average.

  • We were all once children, and our world was incredible; filled with the fantastic and the imaginary. It is for this very reason Eric Carle Museum exists to showcase the art that has brings the imagination of those young and old to life. – Peter G., Yelp
  • We enjoyed the displays and the bookstore. We especially loved the art studio where we participated in a craft. This was a very fun day and we can't wait to go back. – Janine l, Insider Pages

Customer Reviews

Fun for young kids
Jenifer M. · January 1, 2012
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