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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

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Antonio Frasconi, Variant illustration for The Zoo at Night by Martha Robinson, 1995 [Margaret K. McElderry Books]. Gift of the Frasconi Family. © Antonio Frasconi.


Past Events

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime with Sigrid Schmalzer and Melanie Chan

February 20, 2018

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean tells its story through the memories of a farm boy who, inspired by Chinese scientist Pu Zhelong, became a scientist himself. Written by Sigrid Schmalzer, professor of history at UMass Amherst, and illustrated by Melanie Chan, this story will immerse young readers in Chinese culture, the natural history of insects, and the use of biological controls in farming. After a story reading with Schmalzer in the Reading Library, guests will join Chan in the Art Studio for a paper-cutting art project.

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 Museum

Say Cheese! at The Carle

February 20, 2018
11:00am - 2:00pm

Say Cheese! will be serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in the Museum Café during the February school vacation week. Lunch will be available for purchase until 2:00 pm.

In The Museum

Museum Open Monday

February 19, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

The Museum will be open on Monday during Massachusetts School Vacation Week.

In The Museum

Member Mondays!

February 19, 2018
9:30am - 10:00am

Want to avoid crowds and get a jump on fun during school vacation week? Join us for The Carle's first-ever Member Monday! Members are integral to our creative community; we can't do it without you!  To show our appreciation, we're offering early admission to the Museum on Monday, February 19 and Monday, April 16 of MA school vacation weeks for members only. Not a member yet? Sign up today!

On each Member Monday, you'll receive:

  • Special early admission (Doors open to members at 9:30 am)
  • Complimentary cider and donuts from Atkins Farms Country Market (offered 9:30-10:00 am)
  • As always, free admission and a 15% discount in The Carle Book Shop!

If you'd like to attend one or both of our Member Mondays, please RSVP to with your name, the number of people attending, and the date(s) attending. RSVP by February 16 for the first Member Monday, and by Friday, April 13 for the second.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Box Art

February 18, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission


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