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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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Past Events

In The Museum

Member Monday!

August 12, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Free for Members

Want to avoid crowds and get a jump on fun this summer? Join us for The Carle's next Member Monday! Members are integral to our community; we can't do it without you!  To show our appreciation, we're offering early admission to the Museum for members only. Not a member yet? Sign up today!

On each Member Monday, you'll receive:

  • Special early admission (Doors open to members at 9:30 am)
  • Complimentary treats from Atkins Farms Country Market and coffee from Esselon (offered 9:30-10:00 am)
  • As always, free admission and a 15% discount in The Carle Book Shop!

RSVP to by Friday, August 9 with your name, the number of children and adults, and the date(s) attending.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Renee Kurilla

August 11, 2019
Free with Museum admission

Join illustrator Renee Kurilla as she shares her recent books! Chicks Rule! (author: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen) celebrates girl power and community action, while Right This Very Minute (author: Lisl H. Detlefsen) celebrates food and farming.

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 Museum

Made in the Shade Storytime

August 9, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

Fridays in July and August
Join us in Bobbie’s Meadow for an interactive storytime under the apple trees. Blankets provided, snacks welcome!

In The Museum

Summer Teacher Workshop: Making Room for Mindfulness

August 8, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm
$130 (Members $110.50)

(7 PDPs) Re-discover the joys of teaching during an all-day mindfulness workshop that promotes responsiveness, awareness, stress management, and overall well-being.

Keynote Speaker: Lesley Koplow, Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College of Education

See Program Schedule

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up or download the Program Schedule and Registration Form (PDF).

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Mural Prints

August 7 - September 10, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Inspired by the public art of Peter Sís, explore stencils, shapes, and color, and contribute to a large-scale collaborative mural.


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