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


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


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Past Events

In The Museum

Meet Mary Pope Osborne

February 20, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

Meet Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series, the No. 1 best-selling chapter book series of all time! Guests can get books stamped with Mary’s signature and take photos with her.

Showtime with Shakespeare, a theatrical production of Osborne’s Magic Tree House adventure book, Stage Fright on a Summer Night, will be performed by Berkshire Theatre Group at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm this day.

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.orgNo books from home, please. 

In The Auditorium

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Treehouse Adventure

February 20, 2019
$6.50 (Members $5.50)

BOTH SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT! The show must go on in this new hip-hop musical, Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure. When the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to Elizabethan England  they meet William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time! But Mr. Shakespeare is having a hard time with some of the actors in his latest show. Are Jack and Annie ready to make a big entrance? Or will it be curtains for Shakespeare? This production is appropriate for elementary and middle school aged children and family audiences.

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

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime with Adam Gudeon

February 19, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

In Adam Gudeon’s Peeper and Zeep, two accidental friends use innovation, trial and error, and some help from an unusual acquaintance to find their way home again. Through it all, Peeper the bird and Zeep the alien learn the meaning of friendship and family.

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

Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar

February 18, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

The Very Hungry Caterpillar costume character will be taking pictures with friends until 2:30 pm, followed by a Wiggle Dance Party in the Great Hall. Bring your dancing shoes!

In The Museum

Member Monday

February 18, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Free with Museum Admission

Get a jump on February Break fun and join us for the first Member Monday of 2019! Members receive early access to galleries, the Art Studio, the Carle Book Shop, and the Library. Treats and coffee generously provided by Atkins Farms Country Market and Esselon.

RSVP with the number of adults and children attending to by Friday, February 15.


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