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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


Hours & Admission


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

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


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

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. Click here for more information on the Iconic Illustrators Trail.


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