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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


Visit the carle


Past Events

In The

First Fridays @ The Carle

November 3, 2006
4:00 - 7:00 pm

"...Happy Hour for the whole family." (Amherst Bulletin)
Taking a cue from the Museum's popular Member PJ parties, which have been cited by families as the perfect bedtime transition for little ones, First Fridays @ The Carle invites all visitors to head to the Museum after school/work, grab a quick and casual bite to eat (pizza!) in the Museum's Café, enjoy a Storytime in the Reading Library, drop by the Galleries, take in a short film in the Auditorium, and create a masterpiece in the Art Studio . . . all before bedtime!

The program runs from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on the first Friday of each month.

Made possible by The Bank of Western Massachusetts

In The

Special Halloween Storytimes

October 31, 2006
10:30 am and 2:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

We invite you to come dressed as your favorite picture book character and be treated to a special Halloween storytime and a Museum scavenger hunt filled with treats and treasures.

In The

Members Only! PJ Party

October 19, 2006
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Details to follow...

Members please RSVP to Christine Lambrou at 413.658.1104 or

In The West Gallery

Annual Educators’ Night with Denise Fleming

October 12, 2006
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Free- All educators welcomed!

This year’s Educators’ Night features award winning author and illustrator, Denise Fleming. Join us as she demonstrates her paper-making process and “pulp painting.” Leave with ideas, information, and inspiration along with many free materials for your classroom. (2 PDP) Reservations Required (413.658.1126) Space is limited.

In The West Gallery

Meet the Artist - James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome

October 1, 2006
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Free with Museum Admission

In an effort to make this very popular series, formerly known as Bagels and Books Series, more accessible we have made it free with Museum Admission. Please feel free to come at noon and purchase a bite to eat in the café before attending the illustrator’s presentation at 12:30. A book signing will follow the presentation. Those who attend will continue to receive a 10% discount in the Museum Shop (Members 20%) on the days of the sessions. This series is recommended for adults and for children of kindergarten age and older. (1 PDP)

For other dates and more information on this series, click here

Series sponsored in part by Valley Advocate


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