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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

Visit the carle

The Butterfly by Eric Carle


Past Events

In The Museum

Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

February 20, 2017
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Free with Museum Admission; advance sign-up required.

Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to Reading Buddy dogs, who provide a gentle, comforting listener to readers as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading.

Advance sign-up is required. Call 413-559-6307 or email to sign up for a date and 15-minute time block. Space is limited.

In The Art Studio

Special Storytime: Hazel Mitchell

February 20, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Author/Illustrator Hazel Mitchell will read her new book Toby, a heartwarming story about the growing bond between a child and a new pet—inspired by the author’s experience with a rescue dog of the same name. Afterwards, in a Draw-A-Long session, children will learn how to draw Toby and create pictures of their own real and imagined pets.

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

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Busy Buildings

February 12, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

In The Museum

Everything Eloise

February 12, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate The Carle’s special exhibition It’s Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight with a day of programs all about Eloise, declared by The New York Times as “one of the most recognizable characters in children’s literature.”

Programs include:

  • Eloise-inspired art project in the Studio
  • 1:00 pm Getting Bored is Not Allowed! A grand gallery tour with Guest Curator Jane Bayard Curley
  • 2:00 pm From Dumpster to Diva: The Story behind The Plaza’s Stolen Eloise Portrait, with art conservator Lansing Moore

In The Museum

Members Opening Reception: It’s Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight

February 11, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

As a valued Carle Museum Member, be the first to see this blockbuster exhibition before it opens to the public.

5:00 pm Reception
6:15 pm Lecture by guest curator Jane Bayard Curley, Eloise: The Alice in Wonderland of the Atomic Age

Members RSVP by Monday, February 6 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at (413) 559-6310 or


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