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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

Love Letters

There's just something special about getting mail, isn't there? No, I'm not talking about bills and credit card applications. I mean letters. Postcards. Party invitations. Birthday wishes. In this age of email and instant communication, it may seem old fashioned, but I think there's still nothing quite like the thrill of opening your mailbox and finding an unexpected letter from a loved one. It's almost as if the mailbox is magic sometimes. And probably to many children, it does seem magic. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Hugs & Kisses

There's always lots of love to share in picture books - whether between a child and a parent, a sibling, a pet, or even a precious toy. What better way to show you can than a nice big hug! Here are a few of are favorites. Can you name all the books each of these hugs come from? 1. READ MORE


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