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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

Accessibility Information

Visit the carle


Hours & Admission


September – June
Tuesday – Friday* 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
*Open Mondays during the Massachusetts February and April school vacation weeks.

Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Gallery Closures: The Carle has three galleries, each with a different exhibition. Sometimes a gallery is closed for re-installation, so when planning a visit please check our current exhibitions to see what is on view.


Adult $9
Youth (1-18), Student, Teacher, and Senior $6
Family (2 adults and 2 youth) $22.50

EBT Card to Culture Program

The Carle participates in the EBT Card to Culture Program, offering complimentary admission for up to four people to anyone presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card through the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). EBT Card to Culture is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services' Department of Transitional Assistance. Click here for a full list of participating organizations.
The EBT Card to Culture program is part of The Carle Community Fund, created in 2018 to make The Carle more affordable and accessible to families, schools, and educators.

Iconic Illustrator's Trail tickets

Purchase a single ticket or a family pass to visit The Carle, The Norman Rockwell Museum and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.  Tickets are available at each museum and can be purchased over the phone or in person. Visit Iconic Illustrators Trail for more information.


We welcome visitors of all abilities to explore the rich world of picture books at The Carle.
Visit Accessibility for more information.

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