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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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Past Events

In The Museum

A “Rawther” Splendid Tea Party

June 3, 2017
10:30am - 11:30am
$10 Youth / $12 Adult (Members $5) Price includes Museum Admission.

Come for a breakfast tea party all about Eloise! Participants will enjoy a selection of fruit and baked goods, making wearable art, and playing Pin the Bow on Skipperdee!

Reservations required. Reservations may be made in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 559-6336. 

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Color Connections

May 28, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Inspired by the exhibition What’s Your Favorite Color explore color variety and tone. 


In The Reading Library

Whole Book Approach Storytime with Megan Dowd Lambert

May 23, 2017
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.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: David Hyde Costello

May 21, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Little Pig is too little to go to summer camp with his older brothers and sisters, so he is left behind with Grandpa and Poppy. Little Pig and Poppy make and sail a toy ship all week, but when a gusty wind takes the ship into the current, Little Pig has to use his newfound knot-tying skills to save the day. Join author/illustrator David Hyde Costello for a sweetly told intergenerational story about how even the littlest can make a big difference.

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

In The Museum

CANCELLED An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (4 PDPs)

May 19, 2017
9:30am - 1:30pm
$50 (Members $42.50)

Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), the principles of which guide the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator, Philip Yenawine. Participants will be introduced to Housen’s theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce the state standards in Language Arts.
Instructor: Courtney Waring

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.


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