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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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Scenes From a Summer Institute

If you're on The Carle's educators' email list than you have probably already learned that we are once again co-hosting, with Smith College, an educator's institute this July 14-16. Rather than repeat the info here, I'm hoping to entice you to participate in the learning yet to take place by sharing images from our last institute Landscapes of Literacy (2010). READ MORE

On Limitations...

If you've ever visited The Art Studio at The Carle, you may have noticed that we have out only a select set of materials for you and/or your family to play around with. For instance, you may have come when we've offered collage paper and glue, but no scissors. Maybe you: a.) wondered if we misplaced our scissors or b.) thought we wanted to play a bad joke. The answer is c.) none of the above. We intentionally limit the variety of materials offered in our projects for many other reasons. READ MORE
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