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


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Events

In the Museum

CANCELED: Leap Before You Look: Writing Games Involving Chance, Collaboration, and Surprise

February 7, 2020
10:00am - 12:30pm
$30 (Members $25.50)

Adult Workshop (ages 16 and up) Join us for this generative workshop exploring a range of Surrealist writing games involving chance, collaboration, and surprise! Approaching writing with a sense of play and wonder, we will attempt to say the unexpected, unlock the door to the unconscious, and release our collective creativity. Adults of all ages and writing experiences are welcome!

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

Image: Maira Kalman, Illustration for Chicken Soup, Boots (Viking Penguin). Courtesy ofJulie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1993 Maira Kalman.


In the Art Studio

CANCELED Homeschool Workshop: Paper Marbling

February 6, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
$16 per child, adults are free (Members $13.60)

Ages 6-12 with accompanying adult
Experiment with materials such as dish soap, shaving cream, and paint to create your own highly patterned and colorful marbled papers! Maximum number of children per adult is 3, accompanying adults are free and invited to join in.

Reservations are required and will close on Feb. 4th. 

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In the Reading Library

Bilingual Storytime: Spanish

February 6, 2020
2:00am - 2:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Join us in the Reading Library for storytime in multiple languages!

In the Art Studio

Valentine Card-Making Party

February 1, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
$10 per child, adults are free (Members $8.5 per child)

Ages 3+ with an adult, up to two children per adult
Make unlimited valentines for your family, friends, or classmates! All materials are provided.
Space is limited, registration recommended. Walk-ins accepted as space allows.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In the Museum

Word Play with Center Dance Studio

January 31, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Free with Museum Admission; registration required

Ages 3 and up; caregiver participation welcome

Join The Center Dance Studio for creative movement and narrative dance inspired by picture books. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! 

Register online

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.



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