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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

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

In the Auditorium

CANCELED Meet Yuyi Morales

March 13, 2020
$7 (Members $5)

Since immigrating to the USA from Mexico in 1994, Yuyi Morales has drawn from her family's legacy and her heritage to create some of the most celebrated Latino works for children's books. She is an author and illustrator of many notable and award-winning children's books, including Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book, Little Night, and Viva Frida, which received the 2015 Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration as well as the 2015 Caldecott Award Honor. Morales again received the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration in 2019 for Dreamers, a topical and timeless picture book about making a home in a new place. Dreamers is a celebration of family, and what migrants bring with them when they leave their homes. And it’s a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own gifts wherever we roam.

Space is limited for this event. Advance online registration begins February 7. Coupons and passes not valid for tickets to the program.


Light reception and book signing to follow. No books from home accepted in the book signing line. Copies of many of Yuyi Morales’s other books will be available for sale in The Carle Book Shop. Purchased books will qualify for the book signing line.

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

In the Museum

Information Session: Simmons University Graduate Study in Children's Literature at The Carle

March 8, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email

Click here for more information.


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