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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Host Your Own Valentine-Making Party!

For years at The Carle, the Art Studio?s annual Valentine-Making Party has been a way for families to spend time making together while also avoiding the stress and mess of helping children make their classroom Valentines.


Family Thank You Books

The holiday season is fast approaching and it's the perfect opportunity to share with friends and family the happy memories of the past twelve months and wishes and goals for the new year ahead. It's also a time to give thanks for love and support from friends and family, or acknowledge all the good happening in your life.

The Best Art Project Ever with Guest Artist Huck Scarry

A few weeks ago artist Huck Scarry, the son of beloved picture book creator Richard Scarry, visited The Carle for the best art project ever!

Huck was visiting the United States from his home in Austria and was at The Museum to demonstrate how to draw all his favorite Busytown characters, including Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat on the big back wall in The Art Studio. As you can see in the photo below, we had the room full of eager participants following Huck step by step. READ MORE

In My Travels: Handmade Postcards

It's kind of a crazy idea that small square stamps in the corner of postcards or envelopes is the only ticket needed for your pictures and words to travel distances near or far. Mail is so much fun that we decided to devote the current Every Day Art Project, In My Travels: Handmade Postcards to all things mailable.



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