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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 Auditorium

Happier Family Comedy Show

October 19, 2019
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

Special Storytime: Rowboat Watkins and Doug Salati

October 19, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Most marshmallows don’t grow on trees. But who doesn’t love to wander through the woods in the fall? Join Rowboat Watkins and Doug Salati for a reading of their latest books, Most Marshmallows and Lawrence in the Fall. We will then make paper forests of our wildest imaginings!

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 Art Studio

Materials Play

October 18, 2019
11:00am to 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers and their caregivers in the Art Studio. Dress for mess! 

In The Museum

Information Session: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

October 16, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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 University. To learn more about the information sessions, email

Simmons University at The Carle

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio

October 13, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

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


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