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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

Building Fairy Houses

Do you have someone in your family captivated with fairies, fantasy or secret natural worlds? Why not spend a day outside together foraging for natural materials and building fairy houses!

When we spent a day recently making our own fairy house garden, we gathered lots of different materials from the Museum grounds and in our backyards.


Call For Caterpillars Are On Display!

To celebrate The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art?s 10th anniversary year this year, we welcomed friends, families, schools, and other organizations throughout the country and abroad to create 3-dimensional caterpillar sculptures out of found materials. Photographs of the caterpillar sculptures are currently on display in the windows of The Art Studio on sheets of transparent vellum in document sleeves and connected together with 1" book rings. READ MORE

From Found Materials to Flowers

Love plants and flowers but don't have a green thumb? Here's a gardening activity for the whole family, and you're guaranteed to grow beautiful blooms of all sorts! During the Every Day Art Project, From Found Materials to Flowers here in The Studio at The Carle, guests creatively used an array of found materials to create their own mini flower gardens.



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