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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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Visit the carle


Past Events

In The Auditorium

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: Happier Family Comedy Show

January 18, 2020
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 Art Studio

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Materials Play

January 17, 2020
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 Reading Library

Bilingual Storytime: Mandarin

January 16, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

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

In The Museum

The Carle Bookshop CLOSED for Inventory

January 13 - January 14, 2020

The Carle Bookshop will be closed for inventory on Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14.Online orders can still be submitted, but please note shipping will be delayed. 


In The Reading Library

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

January 10, 2020
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.


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