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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

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We know you share our belief that children should see themselves in picture books and imagine a world worthy of their hopes and dreams. 
Please make a gift to The Carle. A gift of any size makes a difference. Together we can ensure that picture books continue to help us all forge connections, have thoughtful conversations, and find common ground.



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Since opening its doors in 2002, The Carle has enriched the lives of almost a million adults and children from around the world through the power of picture books. We deliver exceptional exhibitions and highly acclaimed educational programming, ensuring that generations of children can benefit from the joys of art and reading. To learn more about our mission, read what people say about us, or browse The Carle's newsletter:

Sowing the Seeds, Fall 2019
Sowing the Seeds, Spring/Summer 2019
Sowing the Seeds, Fall 2018
Sowing the Seeds, Spring 2018


Want to learn more or have a question? Contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development at 413-559-6308, or email

We gratefully acknowledge funding from Massachusetts Cultural Council for their generous support through the Cultural Investment Portfolio for operating expenses, and through the Cultural Facilities Fund and their collaborative arrangement with MassDevelopment for their special facilities projects.


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