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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


Visit the carle


Past Events

In The Auditorium

Northampton Community Music Center presents In The Nick of Time

March 30, 2019
$5 Museum Admission extra, not required

Ticket sales begin at 10:30; no advance sales.
Limited seating; early arrival recommended.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Caterpillar Art

March 24, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission



In The Museum

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 24, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate the Caterpillar's 50th birthday at The Carle! Throughout the day, you can enjoy a special art studio project, a visit from The Caterpillar Lab, a storytime with author Angela DiTerlizzi, and more!

All Very Hungry Caterpillar items will be 15% off in the Shop! (Members save 30%)


12:30 pm
FILM: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (30 min., Auditorium)

12:30 – 4:30 pm
Springtime Caterpillar Bonanza with The Caterpillar Lab! (Great Hall)

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Great Hall)

1:30 – 1:45 pm
Wiggle Jiggle Dance Party with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Great Hall)

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Special Storytime with Angela DiTerlizzi (Auditorium)

2:30 pm
Book signing with Angela DiTerlizzi (Great Hall)

2:45 – 2:55 pm
Film: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Clip from episode 1721,
(10 min., Auditorium)

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Great Hall)

3:30 – 3:45 pm
Wiggle Jiggle Dance Party with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Great Hall)

3:45 pm
FILM: House for Hermit Crab (9 min., Auditorium)

In The Museum

Members Annual Pancake Breakfast Celebrating Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 24, 2019
9:30am - 12:00pm
Free to Members

First Seating – 9:30 am 
Second Seating – 10:30 am. FULL. Contact us to be added to the waitlist.
This event is free to Members, but space is limited.
Reserve now at

Enjoy homemade pancakes in The Carle Café, a project created just for this unique event in the Art Studio, and a special storytime and film in the Auditorium. Plus, there will be a chance to meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar and receive an exclusive Member gift!

In The Museum

Whole Book Approach

March 22, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
$55 (Members $46.75)

This workshop is full. To be added to the waitlist please email Siobhan McArdle at

(3 PDPs) Learn about The Whole Book Approach and discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. Participants will explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.


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