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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


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Upcoming Events

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

October 21, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
December 13, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
March 3, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
April 13, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email

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In The Museum

Across the Curriculum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

January 18, 2019
9:30am - 1:30pm
$50 ($42.50 Members)

(4 PDPs) 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Join Carle educators and their colleagues from The Museum of Science, Boston as they share how this iconic text can be utilized across the curriculum, from creative writing prompts and book-making to butterfly identification and scientific, observational drawing. The workshop will include a tour of The Carle’s special exhibition, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Experiments in Paper Marbling

January 24, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

(Snow Date: Thursday, January 31)
Adult workshop, ages 16 and up
Join The Carle’s Art Educators in this evening workshop and experiment with easy-to-find materials such as dish soap, shaving cream and paint to create your own highly patterned and colorful marbled papers! This workshop will provide you with the all materials and guidance you need to walk away with papers perfect for your next creative project or homemade gift.

In The Museum

Members Opening Reception: Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age

February 9, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

5:00 pm Reception6:15 pm Presentation with Guest Curator Leonard S. Marcus and Out of the Box artistsMembers RSVP by Monday, February 4 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at 413-559-6310 or

In The East Gallery

Members Gallery Talk: Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age

February 10, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 11:00 amHear Out of the Box artists discuss their exhibited works.Members RSVP to 413-559-6336 or

In The Offsite

Innovations in Education: A Study Tour of the Early Childhood Centers of Pistoia, Italy

March 10 - March 15, 2019
All day

Please email to be added to the waitlist.

(30 PDPs) Join us for a unique opportunity to visit and study the early childhood centers of the city of Pistoia, Italy and learn about Pistoia’s internationally-renowned early childhood education.

The Innovations in Education study tour, launched in 2010, has quickly become known for the variety of learning opportunities it offers its participants, as well as its intimate view of Pistoia. Participants tour school environments; learn about the schools’ history; talk with school staff and teachers about both practical and philosophic aspects of teaching and learning; see a wide variety of documentation; and share with other participants their observations, beliefs and practice. Participants also have the opportunity to experience the geography, history and culture of Pistoia, where the value of aesthetics and deeply held beliefs about the potential and rights of all children and families are so foundational.

Study Tour Information (including cost and registration details)

Organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Assessorato all’Educazione del Commune di Pistoia.

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