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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Events

In the Museum

Lawns Into Meadows Book Launch and Virtual Meadow Tour

July 30, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: In a world where lawns wreak havoc on our natural ecosystems, landscape designer Owen Wormser encourages another approach. Owen’s recently released book, Lawns Into Meadows, Growing a Regenerative Landscape, explains how to plant an organic meadow that’s right for your site.

In this virtual event hosted by The Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Owen will introduce you to his book and take participants on a tour through Bobbie’s Meadow at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Owen designed this meadow now in its second season. He’ll show us some of the plants and talk about the ecology of the meadow, including how it actively provides habitat to many pollinators and other animals.

Books available for curbside pick-up at the Hitchcock Center or through The Carle Bookshop.

Suggested Donation of $10. Co-sponsored by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Registration required, register here.

In the Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Collaborative Collage Mural

July 22 - September 6, 2020
Free with Museum Admission

With single-use materials, create a collage on hexagon-shaped paper. Add your artwork to a collaborative mural at the museum or start one at home. In the Art Studio by appointment or as a take away bag at the Admissions Desk Free with Museum Admission



Exploring Diversity in Picture Books

June 19, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

This program will now be happening online. 
 (3 PDPs) In this workshop we will examine how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In the Museum

Information Session: Simmons University Graduate Study in Children's Literature at The Carle

June 13, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email

Click here for more information.


Information Session: Simmons University Graduate Study in Children's Literature at The Carle (NOW ONLINE)

May 19, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Please note: This event has been moved to a virtual format.

This online information session is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn more about our professional graduate degree programs in Children's Literature at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Please register for the event here. If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies Admission Office at or 617-521-2915.


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