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The Eric Carle Museum, Exhibits

May 14

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 15, 2022

Come check out our new exhibitions, enjoy storytime at The Carle or online, or create something in the Art Studio. Now open Thursday through Sunday! Book your visit ahead online and learn more here.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

April 16 – November 6, 2022
Central Gallery
Discover the art of this modernist painter and her intriguing view of childhood.
March 19 – August 21, 2022
West Gallery
Did you know cats were Eric Carle’s favorite animal?
December 18, 2021 – June 12, 2022
East Gallery
Lions, tigers, bears…and vampires! Ed Emberley takes readers on drawing adventures.
Everyday Art Projects Free with Museum Admission. In the Art Studio by appointment, take-away bag at the Admissions Desk, or via curbside pickup.

To ensure the health and safety of all our visitors and staff we have new protocols in place.  Click here for more information on our safety guidelines.

Print Materials and Activities

A kit including a Museum scavenger hunt, activity sheets, and colored pencils will be provided to each family/group at the Admissions Desk upon arrival. Colored pencils should be returned to the Admissions Desk at the end of a visit so they can be disinfected.

Art Studio

Each family/group checking in at the Admissions Desk will be asked if they wish to schedule a timed session in The Art Studio. A set number of 20-minute sessions are available throughout the day.

If all timed sessions in the Art Studio are booked, families/groups can pick up an Art Project To Go! bag, which includes the same materials used in the Art Studio project. These take-away art project bags can be enjoyed out in Bobbie’s Meadow or back at home.

Museum Shop

The Museum Bookshop will allow 8 visitors at a time. If the shop is at capacity, visitors can wait in a socially distanced line until they are able to enter.

Visitors can also shop online at https://shop.carlemuseum.org and arrange for home delivery or curbside pickup. While debit or credit cards are preferred (to reduce cash handling), cash will be accepted.

HOURS

Summer Museum Hours

Beginning June 1, The Carle will be open on Wednesdays and advance tickets will no longer be needed. Masks required for ages 5 and up.

Thursday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

The Bookshop, Art Studio, and Reading Library hours are the same as the Museum.

Purchase Advance Tickets

Reserve admission tickets now to secure a spot as visitor capacity is reduced. Walk-ups are not guaranteed. Members and non-members can make an online reservation for a specific day and arrival time block (morning or afternoon). We ask that visitors arrive during the time block listed on their reservation so we can manage the number of people in the building at a given time. On average, a visit to The Carle lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.

Venue

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 W Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
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Phone:
(413) 658-1100
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