Search form

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


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

Accessibility Information

Visit the carle


Making Art Together

Are We Almost There Yet? Books for Car Trips

Have a vacation planned for the summer? Those car and airplane trips can feel reaaal long if you don't have plenty to keep your little ones occupied. I've pulled together a few of our no-fail entertainment book and toy recommendations for those desperate no-you-can't-play-any-more-games-on-my-iTouch moments. READ MORE

Caterpillar, Caterpillar, What Do You See?

I was working at the cash register on a busy Saturday a few weeks ago. I asked my customer, "Do you have a membership to the museum?" "Yes I do," answered the friendly man with glasses and graying hair, "but I've never been to the museum before. I live in Minneapolis."  He was buying a hundred dollars worth of books and toys. I gave him the 15% membership discount and said, "You're a member but you've never been to the museum?" READ MORE

At The Carle: Lisbeth Zwerger

I hope you all were able to make it to The Carle for Lisbeth Zwerger's visit, but if not, let us share some of the highlights from that wonderful weekend with you. We were so excited to finally meet Lisbeth, after admiring her books for so long. Lisbeth flew to The Carle all the way from her home in Austria for the weekend and her publisher, Michael Neugebauer joined us from Hong Kong. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzlers

Can you name these books? I'll give you the opening line and you tell me what well-known picture book it came from in the comments below.  Enter your guesses before Friday, August 30th for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to be used in our bookstore online. READ MORE


To Top