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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Visit the carle

Copyright © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle Butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Book a Group

The Museum’s professional development programs are primarily for educators interested in engaging students in the visual arts and the art of the book. The programs emphasize teaching through the arts and encourage critical and creative thinking. Our goal is to help all educators, regardless of their familiarity with art, encourage their students to further develop visual and verbal literacy.

Programs can be arranged at the Museum or at your site. When attending onsite programs the fees include Museum Admission and a 10% discount (25% for Members) in the Museum Shop the day of the program.  Registration is required.

Group Tours

Groups may book a Guided Tour which includes facilitated time in the Galleries as well as a hands-on experience in the Art Studio. Self-guided Tours are also available for groups that are looking for more flexibility in their visit. Self-guided Tours may be combined with a workshop to enhance your visit. Additional fees apply. Learn more about bringing your group to The Carle.

Art-Centered Workshops

Workshops designed to engage educators, parents and caregivers through art and hands-on art making and foster creative and critical thinking. Learn more about our art-centered workshops.

Book-Centered Workshops

Inspired by The Carle’s Whole Book Approach, these programs support critical engagement with the picture book as an art form. Learn more about our book-centered workshops.

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