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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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Upcoming Events

In the Museum

The Very Virtual Benefit & Auction

September 24, 2020
Registration is free.


Join us for The Very Virtual Benefit & Auction to support the Museum and its art and literacy programs. Everyone is invited to attend this important virtual fundraiser, held in place of our annual Carle Honors Benefit Gala. Silent and live art auctions! Special guests! Sneak peeks at upcoming exhibitions! Learn more and register here.

Murals by Eric Carle (c) 2002 Penguin Random House LLC.



In the Museum

Whole Book Approach (2 sessions)

October 20, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
October 21, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop

(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. This is a 2-day session, taking place October 20 and 21 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

A limited number of workshop spots are free for preschool teachers and elementary teachers in Title 1 Schools through The Carle Community Fund. Scholarships are awarded at random and offered on a quarterly basis. Application deadline for fall workshops is October 9. Click here to apply.

Registration will close on October 16th.

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