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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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Illustration from the Permanent Collection at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art © 2003 by Ashley Bryan

Immerse Yourself in Picture Books

The Carle’s members get outstanding benefits — while providing critical support for our many arts and literacy programs. Special privileges include free admission for one year, private exhibition openings, including wine and cocktail receptions and lectures, early entry for major events, and discounts in our famous bookshop.

Every membership supports The Carle and our mission, helping us to expand expand art and literacy programming, and to reach children who do not have enough access to picture books.  We can't wait to meet you!  Choose your membership now! 

Add a Very Hungry Caterpillar plush toy and board book to any membership for just $10.

Individual Memberships $55

Senior/Student Memberships $35 (with ID)

Professional $45 (artist, author, teacher, librarian)

Family Memberships $75

Art Associate Memberships $125

Studio Sponsor Memberships $250

Picture Book Patron Memberships $500

Founder's Society Memberships $1,000

Director's Guild Memberships $2,500

Chairman's Circle Memberships $5,000

Basic Organizational Memberships / Libraries and Schools $125

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