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

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Past Events

In The Auditorium

Lyra Music Festival and Workshop: Young Artist Program Special Concert

July 20, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Classical music touches the heart and inspires the imagination. Join us for a "just-right" concert performed by kids for kids as the amazing musicians from Lyra Music Workshop's Young Artist Program present classical solo and chamber works.

Hear how these young musicians bring their instruments to life and join us after the concert for some hands-on fun, as Lyra Music and Stamell Stringed Instruments welcome you to their Instrument Petting Zoo! Have you ever wondered what it feels like to hold a violin or play a cello? Our concert will be followed by a chance to get up-close with the instruments of the classical string family through guided exploration with Stamell String mentors (

Please join us for a very special introduction to the world of classical music! Find us online at

In The Museum

CANCELED Nature, Art and the Imagination 2017

July 17 - July 21, 2017
$300 (Members $255)

 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Entering 1st grade - 5th grade

Join us for a week of exploration, creativity, and art-making! In this week-long program, experiment with unique materials to create your own works of art and a collaborative large-scale installation in The Art Studio. Be inspired by the beautiful outdoors through nature walks, the original artworks in the galleries, and the light-filled spaces of the museum. Get hands-on with materials in The Art Studio by developing your own projects and come together as a team to create something big and bold! On the last day, we will share all that we’ve learned and made during the week, and host a reception for our families. 

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.


In The Museum

Create at The Carle! Art Reception

July 16, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate the culmination of the eight-week Create at The Carle! program with us. See how participants explored a range of techniques for creating collages and collage papers with teaching artist Micha Archer and were inspired by the collection and unique surrounds of The Carle.

In The Auditorium

Nutshell Playhouse Presents: Mambo and Nemonee's Worldwide Adventure

July 15, 2017
$5 (Members $4.50)

Can Mambo and Nemonee save the beautiful but endangered Floratius Serendipitus? Follow them on their hilarious adventures around the globe as they look for the special ingredients that will do the trick. Featuring masks, movement, live music and puppetry, this original performance provides a wonderful chance to awaken young children to earth’s mysteries and the delicate balance of nature. Berkshire County actors Stefanie Lynx Weber and Alexia Trainor are the performers, with Don Jordan providing live music.

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

In The Museum

Museum Closing Early

July 9, 2017

The Museum will be closing at 4:00 pm today for a private event. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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