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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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Online Resources

Online Exhibitions

ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio speaks to the many ways the creative community seeks comfort and hope during a difficult time. 

The exhibition is generously supported by members and donors of the Museum.

Now & Then: Contemporary Illustrators and Their Childhood Art  Will you grow up to be an artist? Co-curators Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka honor childhood creativity in the online exhibition Now & Then, featuring 19 artists' childhood drawings alongside published illustrations.

Art Studio Blog

The Carle’s Art Studio blog, Making Art Together, includes weekly posts, encouraging artists of all ages to make art in their "At Home Art Studios" using everyday materials found at home. 


Bookshop Blog

The Carle's Bookshop blog, Picture Books We Love, includes new and favorite books, reading-inspired activities, and booklists curated by our booksellers and educators. 

Online Videos

Watch exhibition overviews, collection highlights, storytimes and artist interviews on The Carle’s YouTube channels. New content continues to be added! 

(House Template for use in our We Heart Books Program, Passover Guest Activity Sheet

Eric Carle, Homage to Paul Klee, 6, 7, and 9. Collection of The Eric and Barbara Carle Foundation. © Eric Carle, LLC.


Distance Learning

Educators of early childhood classes are invited to schedule a distance learning program, such as Eric Carle: I See A Story, through live videoconferencing. For more information, please contact


Virtual Educator Workshops

Several of The Carle's professional development programs are now available as virtual workshops. For more information contact Director of Education Courtney Waring at

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