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


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

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Dear friends,

Due to ongoing concerns in Massachusetts about COVID-19, The Carle is temporarily closing to the public (effective March 13 at 4pm). The Museum will remain closed as we continue to assess and monitor this crisis and consult with the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community—our staff and volunteers, visitors from near and far, and neighbors in Western Massachusetts. We have made this decision proactively, doing our part to eliminate large gatherings and practice “social distancing.”

Please continue to check our website and social media accounts for additional updates. In accordance with the March 23rd order from the Massachusetts governor to close all non-essential businesses, all events and programs have been cancelled through April 7, and further cancellations may be pending.

Staff are available to help if you have questions. Please direct them to We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum.


The Carle Team

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