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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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The Butterfly by Eric Carle


Past Events

In The Auditorium

Northampton Community Music Center Family Concert Series: Shiprock & Anchordog

January 21, 2017
$5; Museum Admission extra

Shiprock & Anchordog is the ongoing musical story of two dog best friends who tell tales of their exciting adventures together and how they have discovered new ways to look at the world. This fun collaboration was created by Evan Curran, various other musicians and local children. Come join us to see Shiprock’s pointy ears and Anchordog’s floppy ears partake in music-infused dance party to remember!

Ticket sales begin at 10:30; no advance sales. Limited seating; early arrival recommended.


In The Art Studio

Toddler and Preschooler Play Series: Materials Play

January 6, 2017
11:00am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

(Toddlers and Preschoolers with parents/caregivers/teachers)

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Sometimes messy or outside, so dress accordingly!

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Lines that Hop, Skip, and Jump

January 4 - February 7, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with paint and explore a range of interesting and unusual drawing tools.  

In The Reading Library

Whole Book Approach Storytime with Megan Dowd Lambert

December 30, 2016
Free with Museum Admission

Families will enjoy a Whole Book Approach Storytime with Megan Dowd Lambert, author and Senior Lecturer in Children’s Literature at Simmons College. Following the storytime, Lambert will be signing copies of her books, including Reading Picture Books with ChildrenCan’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

In The Auditorium

CactusHead Puppets Present: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

December 29, 2016
$5 (Members $4.50)

The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of The Pied Piper to life in this comedic, updated adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats!

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 559-6336.



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