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    Though the museum is spacious, there isn’t a lot to do. The biggest thing to do is, of course, in the art room. You would think that for the price of admission that a child could get a second piece of paper to drawn on, but that was not the case. Seems pretty ridiculous for an art museum.

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    Fun arts and crafts activities for kids, extensive library of books and comfortable chairs to read them in. A little short on other activities, but good for 2 hours or so.

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    We couldn’t wait to get there. My 4 year old son and I have been reading many of Eric Carle’s beautiful, colorful picture books. We expected the museum to be as exciting and colorful as his books if not better…but were were sadly mistaken. You walk into this huge museum to tons of white walls, huge glass windows and doors and empty space. This place was designed to be some high tech or upper-scaled art museum…not a art museum of children’s books. There are 4 giant paintings hung on the hallway wall that my 4 year old could have done…and that was the best part!!! Then you go into the galleries… all of the picture book art was drab at best; matted in large off white and wooden frames on beige walls. Half of the art was hung low and then they tell you not to touch them. That’s like putting a candy in front of a kid and telling them they can’t have it. My first thought was “where is all the color?” Out of all the billions of picture books out there, they chose to hang a bunch of sad pictures from a handful of classic tales…and that was only the first gallery. The second gallery was smaller and housed work from one artist/writer. And all the pictures in there were from a single book, so many of them looked the same. Then we finally went to the third gallery…the Eric Carle gallery. I let out a huge sigh as I stepped in there. What a disappointment. Out of all the works the man has done, why these pictures? Why have 3 prints of the same thing in different mediums? They still looked exactly the same. And where was all the color? Almost all the photos were black and white and some of the art was also black and white. This was not anything like our collection of Eric Carle picture books! Where was all the wonderful stories of Eric Carle??? This museum does not represent Eric Carle! We spent less than 1 hour there and we looked at everything multiple times and did their a to z scavenger hunt. The saving grace to this museum was it’s library. There were thousands of books…real picture books!…and some activities and toys in there for the kids. I felt like tearing out a few pages and taping them up in the galleries. We spent over half of our visit in the library. If you want to play with a few toys and read a bunch of children’s books, go to the library instead. Do not waste your money going here. What a real disappointment. There is more color and fascinating artwork on my refrigerator than in this museum.

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    Fun place

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