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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 Art Studio

Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Printmaking

February 27 - April 17, 2017
$90 (Members $76.50)

Eight Mondays, February 27 - April 17, 2017
10:00am - 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Lynn Peterfreund
Enrollment limited to 20.

NOTE: This program is full. Contact to be added to the waitlist.  Scroll down for information on future Create at The Carle workshop offerings.

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art. In this first eight-week workshop of a series of three, participants will have the opportunity to explore new materials and techniques, including monotype, drypoint, and relief printmaking, all amid the inspiring exhibitions and collections of The Carle. The program will include time spent looking closely at original artworks from The Carle’s collection and a visit from artist Lyell Castonguay where he will share his woodcut technique and experiences as director of BIG INK .

Create at The Carle! is presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies in order to support the development and expansion of Artful Aging programs.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.



In The Auditorium

Northampton Community Music Center Family Concert Series: Jason Didner & Jungle Gym Jam

February 25, 2017
$5; Museum Admission extra

Jungle Gym Jam seeks first to delight, entertain and make emotional connections, and then occasionally slip in a little scientific learning or a vital message about living in the moment and treating others kindly. Jason and Amy are the couple that created the Jungle Gym Jam out of the inspiration they got from parenting their now-4-year-old daughter. They co-write all their lyrics, often as a way of recapturing special family memories and making them universal.

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

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig

February 24, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

In Are Pirates Polite?, mother-daughter team Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig use fun, rhyming text to show pirates’ rowdy activity as well as to teach manners! Demas and Roehrig will also read from their book, Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? 

Can’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 Bremen Town Musicians

February 24, 2017
$5 (Members $4.50)

CactusHead Puppets tells the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way.

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

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Josh Funk and Anna Staniszewski

February 23, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Join us for a storytime with all things dinosaurs! Josh Funk will read from his recent book Pirasaurs, a tale of pirate dinosaurs looking for adventure and treasure, while Anna Staniszewski gives us a sneak peek of her upcoming book, Dogosauraus Rex!

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at


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