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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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Visit the carle


Past Events

In The West Gallery

Meet the Artist Series - Melissa Sweet

November 5, 2006
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Free with Museum Admission

(Formerly Bagels and Books)
A love of words and a love of color (especially red) have led to many fine children’s books by this award-winning illustrator. Sweet’s style is one of whimsical watercolors often enhanced by collage art. Hear her thoughts on design, research, and experimentation – what she considers most exciting about making children’s books.
Feel free to come at noon and purchase a bite to eat in the Café before attending the presentation at 12:30 pm. A book signing will follow the presentation. Those who attend will receive a 10% discount in the Museum Shop (Members 20%) on the day of the session.
(1 PDP)

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

Series sponsored in part by Valley Advocate

In The West Gallery

A House for Hermit Crab

November 4, 2006
1:00 and 2:00
$3 (does NOT include Museum Admission)

See Eric Carle’s story come to life with giant puppets and young dancers. Produced by Therese Brady Donohue.
Additional show days:
Saturdays, October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18, 25, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413.658.1126.

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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.

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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


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