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


  • Mon- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Past Events

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Collagimals

July 3 - August 6, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Be inspired by illustrated animals through the museum, and create your own collage creatures in the Art Studio.

In The Museum

Summer Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

July 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission; advance signup required

Mondays in July and August
Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to Reading Buddy dogs, who provide a gentle, comforting listener to readers as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading. 

Reservations required; call 413-559-6307 or email to sign up for a date and 15-minute time block.

In The Reading Library

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

June 28, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Enjoy an interactive storytime in the Reading Library, followed by time to move, play, and explore art materials.


In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio

June 23, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Join us in the Art Studio to explore new materials and try a different project! 

In The Auditorium

Northampton Community Music Center presents Mr. Liam & Friends

June 22, 2019
$5; Museum admission extra. Ticket sales begin at 10:30; no advance sales. Limited seating; early arrival recommended.

Mr. Liam & Friends present an energetic show filled with drums, ukulele, puppets, and comedy as he plays old favorites and silly parodies!  Mr. Liam (Liam Hurley) is proud to make the Pioneer Valley his new home after many years in NYC. He is one half of the popular kids’ music duo The Big Littles and the former drummer for Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band.  


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