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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


Past Events

In The Museum

Meet Paddington Bear™

April 21, 2018
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

Be sure to meet Paddington as he takes a walk through the museum visiting families and friends! Paddington will make stops in the Reading Library, Art Studio, and Galleries to see the special exhibition, Paddington Comes to America

In The Auditorium

PaintBox Theatre presents: The Box

April 20, 2018
$8 (Members $7.50)

PaintBox Theatre presents the world premiere of The Box based on the picture book by Kevin O’Malley. A young boy receives a large cardboard box and, with the help of his parents, he transforms the box into a rocket ship, travels to another planet, and meets aliens. Join PaintBox for this exciting journey!

The Box ©1993 by Kevin O’Malley. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Jannie Ho

April 20, 2018
Free with Museum admission

In author/illustrator Jannie Ho’s picture book, Bear and Chicken, Bear finds a chicken frozen in the winter snow and brings it home to defrost it. Will Chicken become Bear’s lunch? Or does Bear have a different plan in mind? Find out in this funny friendship tale that teaches kids things are not always as they seem, while learning a thing or two about making soup with a friend.

"When Bear says he’s having chicken for lunch, what exactly does he mean? A sweet tale of expectations upended.” — Kirkus

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

In The Art Studio

CANCELLED Full-Day April Vacation Week Workshop: Space Tales

April 18, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
$90 (Members $76.50)

Ages 5-10
3…2…1…blast off! In this full-day workshop we will go where no artist has gone before and create our own worlds inspired by outer space. Exploring how artists and writers create imaginary worlds, we will build our own fantastical places using a variety of art materials and storytelling techniques. Please note this is a drop off program.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Special Storytime: Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig

April 17, 2018
Free with Museum admission

Do bed bugs wear pajamas? Do dragonflies breathe fire? Do stink bugs take baths? Join Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig as they read from their new picture book Do Doodlebugs Doodle?, which will have kids laughing out loud as they explore the fun and fascinating world of insects. This storytime in the Art Studio includes a hands-on project in which children construct their own crawly creatures.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at


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