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


  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Past Events

In The Museum

Beautiful Stuff from Nature

October 21, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
$130 ($110.50 Members)

(7 PDPs) Authors of Beautiful Stuff from Nature will share their experiences, engage participants in hands-on creative workshops, and lead us on explorations focusing on our local New England environment. This professional development day will address how we, as educators, can engage others in exploring the natural environment, building collaborations and sharing knowledge and local resources. Registration includes lunch and a copy of the book, Beautiful Stuff from Nature.

Registraion will close on Friday, October 11th. 

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.


In The Auditorium

KidLit Collaborators: Susan Cooper and Carson Ellis

October 20, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

In The Shortest Day, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper’s beloved poem heralds the winter solstice and captures the yearning for traditions that connect us with past generations— and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Now a picture book richly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis, The Shortest Day evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Join Cooper and Ellis as they meet for the very first time to talk about their recent collaboration.

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 Auditorium

Happier Family Comedy Show

October 19, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
$10 Adult / $5 Youth (Members: $9 Adult / $4.50 Youth)

Founded in 2015, Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass! Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere. Each improv show is an hour-long, all new, and created on the spot based on audience members’ suggestions and participation.

Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies!

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

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Rowboat Watkins and Doug Salati

October 19, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Most marshmallows don’t grow on trees. But who doesn’t love to wander through the woods in the fall? Join Rowboat Watkins and Doug Salati for a reading of their latest books, Most Marshmallows and Lawrence in the Fall. We will then make paper forests of our wildest imaginings!

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

Materials Play

October 18, 2019
11:00am to 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers and their caregivers in the Art Studio. Dress for mess! 


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