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


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


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Past Events

In The Museum

Across the Curriculum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

January 18, 2019
9:30am - 1:30pm
$50 ($42.50 Members)

(4 PDPs) 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Join Carle educators and their colleagues from The Museum of Science, Boston as they share how this iconic text can be utilized across the curriculum, from creative writing prompts and book-making to butterfly identification and scientific, observational drawing. The workshop will include a tour of The Carle’s special exhibition, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Paper Patterns

January 13, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission



In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Josh Funk

December 29, 2018
Free with Museum Admission

In Mission Defrostable, our favorite breakfast food friends are back and “bready” for their next adventure! There’s a frost in the fridge—and it’s hardened Pudding Pond and frozen Yogurt Falls. Agent Asparagus is on the case, and she begs Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to join her superspy team. But when the enemy snatches Asparagus, Pancake and French Toast have only one dough man to turn to for help: the evil Baron von Waffle! Will he help them save the fridge . . . or are they doomed to become frozen food? Join author Josh Funk for the third installment in his hilarious Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series.

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

Nutshell Playhouse Presents: Top Bananas!

December 29, 2018
$5 (Members $4.50)

A fantasy-filled performance of visual and musical delights, featuring a puppet that morphs, a snake that sings, a saw that plays music, tap-dancing, new and old songs and an abundance of silly shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County Actors Stefanie Weber, Maizy Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein with live music by Don Jordan.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 559-6336.

In The Auditorium

CactusHead Puppets Presents: The Bremen Town Musicians

December 28, 2018
$6 (Members $5.50)

What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm? Become world famous musicians, of course! CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of four farm animals who set out on the road to Bremen to pursue their dreams of stardom. Along the way, they encounter a fortune, foil some robbers, and learn how to work together in harmony. This production features lovable rod puppets, elaborate shadow scenes, and CactusHead puppets' signature sense of humor.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.


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