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

Hours

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Coupons & Discounts

Members always receive free admission and a 15% discount in the Carle Bookshop, as well as other benefits. Visit Membership to learn more about memberships available to individuals and families.

The Carle also offers the following deals through state and local partnerships (not valid with other offers). These discounts cannot be used for group visits unless otherwise specified.

  • AAA: Receive 25% off Museum Admission rates with membership card, 1 card per transaction (does not apply to our special family rate).
  • Blue Star Museums: Free Admission to military personnel and up to 5 family members with active military ID Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. See Blue Star Museums.
  • Coupons for Fun: Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with coupon. Visit Coupons for Fun to print a coupon.
  • Entertainment Coupon Book: Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with coupon. See Entertainment for more information.
  • Fallon Health Family Fun Discount: Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with coupon or card.
  • Family Fun Book by Worcester Central Kids Calendar: Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with coupon.
  • Free Access Program: For eligible 501(c)3 organizations that serve children and families who are in need. Click here for details.
  • GSCVB WOW! Coupon: Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with coupon. See the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information.
  • Health New England: Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with membership card. See Health New England.
  • Military Discount: $3 Museum Admission to military personnel and their family members with active military identification.
  • The Massachusetts Teachers Association: Free Admission with MTA card.
  • MA State Benefits Cards provide Free admission for up to four people with any of these cards:
    1. Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card*
    2. Massachusetts Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Card*
    3. ConnectorCare Health Plan Insurance Cards*
  • New England Museum Association (NEMA): Free Admission, plus one free guest with NEMA card.
  • Northampton Chamber of Commerce Members: Buy one adult ticket, get one youth Museum Admission free with membership card.
  • Taste Coupon Book: Buy one Museum Admission, get the second of equal or lesser value free with coupon.
  • WGBY Members: Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with card.

See Hours & Admission for standard admission prices or return to our FAQ page.

*Funded by The Carle Community Fund, created in 2018 to make The Carle more affordable and accessible to families, schools, and educators.

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