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


Adult Groups

Spring 2021 Update: We are currently not hosting any guided tours. To book a group of 8 or less please make a reservation on Eventbrite

Adults eager to enhance their group’s visit should consider a guided tour. These educator-led tours highlight the work in the exhibition of your choice, allow time to browse all of the galleries, and include time spent in the Art Studio exploring the creative process.

Make a Reservation

After reading the information below, please complete our online Adult Guided Group Inquiry Form to request the right Group Tour for you. Reservations are required and need to be made at least three weeks in advance. All cancellations require two week’s notice.

Program Availability

Guided Group Programs are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays September through February and Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from March through June.  We do not offer Guided Programs during July and August.

Programs begin at 9:30 am or 11:30 am.

Group Size

Minimum of 10 participants

Maximum of 50 participants (For groups larger than 50, please inquire.)

Groups of 25 or more will be divided into 2 groups.


$9 Admission for Adults (18 and up) plus a $25 Guide Fee for each group of 25

$6 Admission for Students, Teachers, and Seniors plus a $25 Guide Fee for each group of 25

Museum Memberships and passes do not apply.

Lunch at the Museum

We do not have a full service café at the Museum. You are welcome to order lunch to be delivered to the Museum. On a space-available basis Guided Programs are invited to eat their own lunches in the Café. Reservations must be made in advance. Weather permitting, the Courtyard is available for picnics.

To Top