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


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Events


Inside the Museum/Outside Your World with The Beneski Museum of Natural History

January 25, 2021
10:00am - 10:45am

Virtual Workshop 

Join educators from The Beneski Museum and The Carle in an engaging workshop inspired by The Carle's exhibition Inside-Outside Dinosaurs! Participants will look inside the Beneski Museum of Natural History and see a dynamic view of several dinosaur skeletons. We will also explore an amazing diorama of these creatures as they once lived in our backyards. Watch out for the T-Rex! 

This program is designed for kids ages 3-8 and their caregivers. Space is limited, register in advance on Eventbrite.   


2020 Favorites: A Fireside Book Share

January 21, 2021
Free. Register on Eventbrite.

Join Carle staff as we share our favorite titles from 2020. We’ll discuss striking illustrations, compelling narratives, and other aspects of the books that have captivated us. Participants are invited to share their own 2020 favorites as well - so grab a book and get cozy by the fire with us! 

Click here to register.


Members’ Gallery Talk with author/illustrator Roxie Munro

January 14, 2021

Join author/illustrator Roxie Munro for a virtual gallery tour of the special exhibition Inside-Outside Dinosaurs: Creating a Book with Roxie Munro. Munro will discuss her research and steps in the book creation process, from storyboards and book dummies to rough sketches and finished art.

Open to Museum Members; Click here to register.  

In the Museum

The Carle Bookshop Holiday Sale

November 27 - November 30, 2020

It's time for The Carle Bookshop's annual holiday sale! Save 15% store-wide Friday November 27 through Monday November 30. Museum Members save an additional 15%. Shop with us in-store and online, with options for easy curbside pickup or worldwide shipping.


Exploring Race and Representation in Picture Books (2 sessions)

November 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
$40 (Members $34)

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

Online Workshop
(3 PDPs) 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. In this two-part workshop, we will consider criteria for selecting books, explore titles featured in The Carle's current book exhibition Black Voices: Picture Books as Antiracist Resources, and share strategies for engaging children in critical conversations about race at story time. Participants will also discover tools for conducting diversity audits and other resources for building a more equitable, inclusive book collection. This is a 2-day session, taking place November 17 and 18 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 



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