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The Eric Carle Museum, Exhibits

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

What Might You Do? Christian Robinson January 14 - June 4, 2023 East Gallery Enter a world of possibilities. Dear Reader: Picture Books and Letter Writing December 7, 2022 - April 2, 2023 Reading Library Celebrate the art of writing letters—why we write them, the journeys they take, and the impact of their messages.

The Eric Carle Museum, First Book Friendiversary

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Join us for Friendiversary! Each child who visits between Feb 1 – 5 gets a FREE Elephant & Piggie book while supplies last! Check out our new exhibition, What Might You Do? Christian Robinson, and enjoy lots of special Storytimes throughout the month. All events free with Museum admission unless otherwise noted. Inspired by the Elephant & Piggie book series by Mo Willems, First […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Open Book, Open Play

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Enjoy this interactive storytime for early learners. Move, sing, talk, and explore materials during this interactive storytime designed with toddlers and preschoolers in mind. Recommended for children under 5 and their caregivers. WHO YOU'LL MEET DAVID FEINSTEIN Literacy Educator at The Carle since 2017, David enjoys working with artists, educators, and families to create and share their stories.

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Special Storytime: The Golden Life of Sally Sunflower ARTISTS & AUTHORS FOR FAMILIES February 11, 2023 at 11 am - 11:45 pm Auditorium Free with Museum admission Join author Imani Ariana Grant, illustrator Simonne-Anais Clarke, and Lauren Simone Publishing House for this interactive program. Visitors will enjoy an interactive reading of The Golden Life of Sally Sunflower, drawing demonstration, and invitations to […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Join The Center Dance Studio for creative movement and narrative dance inspired by picture books. Kids will love this interactive class that honors the reader, and storyteller, in all of us. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! Recommended for children ages 3-6. Caregiver participation welcome. Free with Museum admission Share your love of art-making and children’s books by becoming a volunteer at The Carle! […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Hayley and John Rocco Free with Museum Admission. Join the Roccos for a reading of their newest book, How To Send A Hug, celebrating the magic of sending and receiving hand-written letters. After storytime, participants will be invited to craft their own special HUGs for family and friends.Book signing to follow program. Can’t make the event? You may reserve signed books online. AUTHOR WEBSITE […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Happier Family Comedy Show

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies! Founded in 2015, Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass! Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere. Each improv show is an hour-long, […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Astrid Sheckels On a lazy summer day, Hector Fox and his friends watch a kite soar on the afternoon breeze and get a crazy idea: they also want to fly like a bird. Can the friends work together to design and build a flying machine? Can they find a brave pilot? And what happens if […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Special Storytime with Circle Round's Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis Join author Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis — creators of WBUR’s award-winning children’s podcast, Circle Round — as they present the latest in a new picture book series that highlights a range of folktales exploring timeless values of kindness, generosity, acceptance, and more! The Great Ball Game: How […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Bilingual Storytime: Rain! | Hora de cuentos bilingües: ¡Lluvia! Share stories in English and Spanish during this bilingual read-aloud of Rain! / ¡Lluvia! by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Christian Robinson. Participants will be invited to view original artwork from the book featured in the exhibition What Might You Do? Christian Robinson. Vengan compartir con nosotros el cuento bilingüe en español e inglés de ¡Lluvia!/Rain!, escrito por Linda Ashman y con ilustraciones de Christian Robinson. Los participantes podrán disfrutar de […]

The Eric Carle Museum, National Read Across America Day

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

March 2 is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate our favorite activity. The day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. On National Read Across America Day, students, teachers, parents, and community members around the nation come together to read books and […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Happier Family Comedy Show

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies! Founded in 2015, Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass! Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere. Each improv show is an hour-long, […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Materials Play

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Enjoy art-making for early learners. Explore materials in the Art Studio with special projects designed for toddlers  and preschoolers. Drop-in and join us at any time during the 90 minute session. Recommended for children under 5 and their caregivers. WHO YOU'LL MEET MEG NICOLL Art Educator at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art since 2016, Meg […]

The Eric Carle Museum, National Children’s Picture Book Day

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

The kids in your life would appreciate it if you spend time with them during this National Children’s Picture Book Day. We're open today from 10 am - 5 pm. National Children’s Picture Book Day is celebrated on April 2 is because renowned fairytale writer Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday also falls on the same day.

The Eric Carle Museum, Independent Bookstore Day Sale

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with The Carle Bookshop Saturday, April 30th with 10% off all book purchases in-store and online. Museum Members save an additional 15%. Plus, shop exclusive items only available through participating independent bookstores like The Carle. Supply is super limited so get them while you can! SHOP ONLINE SHOP INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY EXCLUSIVES

The Eric Carle Museum, Read a Book Day!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

National Read a Book Day on September 6 calls all book lovers to indulge in their favorite hobby, guilt-free. Bringing new worlds to life, books enlighten us and transport us on exciting adventures. They can challenge our perspectives on the human experience in ways unmatched by other media. In a world deluged by technology, National […]