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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

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

April 4, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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 progras in children's Literature at The Eric Carle useum of Picture book

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

In the Reading Library

CANCELED Exploring Diversity in Picture Books

March 27, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

REGISTRATION IS FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email

 (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.

A limited number of workshop spots are free for preschool teachers and elementary teachers in Title 1 Schools through The Carle Community Fund. Scholarships are awarded at random and offered on a quarterly basis. Application deadline for fall workshops is December 15. Click here to apply.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In the Museum

CANCELED Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 22, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate the Caterpillar's special day at The Carle! Enjoy a special art studio project, Museum-wide scavenger hunt, films, storytimes and a dance party with the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

All Very Hungry Caterpillar items will be 15% off in the Shop! (Members save 30%)

In the Auditorium

CANCELED Happier Family Comedy Show

March 21, 2020
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

CANCELED Special Storytime: Priscilla Alpaugh and Lori Haskins Houran

March 14, 2020

Join illustrator Priscilla Alpaugh and author Lori Haskins Houran and as they read from their new picture book, Space Mice!, a book about two hungry mice on a mission to take a bite out of that big ball of Swiss in the sky.

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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