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

Hours

  • 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

Accordion-Style Story Books

Children are naturally creative and eager to work collaboratively when given an inspiring project prompt. Creative story writing is a great way to recharge students' inspiration when they may otherwise feel "stuck" with how to begin a story.

Helping children structure their words and drawings, first on story boards, then in a final handmade book is one way to get everyone excited about reading and writing. Keep reading to see how the books we made this summer "turned" out!

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A Place To Call Home

Victorian mansions, country houses, modern uptown lofts, towering apartment buildings, and pet palaces are just a few of the creative directions The Carle's guests have taken the new Every Day Art Project, A Place to Call Home. This eclectic mix of colorful paper dwellings are all on display here on the walls of The Art Studio, and I wanted to share it with you!

We're challenging guests to turn an ordinary set of paper shapes: one rectangle, one triangle and one square... READ MORE

Finger Print Easter Eggs

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter Sunday! The Carle is open today, but it's pretty quiet, so

Join The "What's Your Favorite Animal" Project!

In What’s Your Favorite Animal? a new book by Eric Carle & Friends, 14 amazing children’s book artists share their favorite animals. We’d love for you to do the same! If your kids are school break this coming week like they are here in Amherst, MA, this may be the perfect time to create some animal art and submit it to The “What’s Your Favorite Animal?” Project. READ MORE

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