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


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

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Accessibility Information

Visit the carle


Past Events

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.

In The Museum

Museum Closed for the Holiday

January 1, 2020

The Carle will be closed on New Year's Day.
Happy New Year!

In The Auditorium

CactusHead Puppets Present: Magnificent Monster Circus

December 28, 2019
$6 (Members $5.50)

CactusHead Puppets presents a circus like no other! Join Max, the Monsters’ Caretaker, in this fun and interactive show performed with several different styles of puppets as they guide you through the world of monsters, and maybe even lend the monsters a hand yourself. You'll meet many friendly monsters in this table-top big top, and witness their amazing tricks of daring-do!  All are invited to step right up and enjoy the thrills of Clarissa the Crested Cannon, experience the chills of Eustace the Uni-Browed, Uni-cycling, Uni-monster as he tackles the Sinister Snake Slack-rope, make friends with the Fiery Fanged Worm, and more in The Magnificent Monster Circus! 

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


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