The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

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

Braille Storytime with Mary Westgate oin Berkshire Hills Music Academy’s Mary Westgate for a fun, music-filled storytime featuring singing, musical instruments, and braille books. WHO YOU'LL MEET MARY WESTGATE Mary Westgate has been reading Braille books and singing with children for over 10 years. Mary is a day student at Berkshire Hills Music Academy (BHMA) in […]

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, Holiday Sale

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

It’s The Carle Bookshop’s Annual Holiday Sale! In honor of The Carle’s 20th Anniversary, this year save 20% off your entire purchase in-store and online, including sale items. Museum Members take an additional 15%. November 25 - 27 Don’t miss our biggest sale ever! Here’s all the ways you can shop with us this year: Shop […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

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

Join us as we celebrate the Moomins! The Moomins are the beloved fairytale creatures in a series of Moomin books and a Moomintroll comic strip by Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson (1914-2001). Minna Honkasolo,  a researcher and producer at the Moomin Museum in Finland, and a current Fulbright Scholar at The Carle, will read […]

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, Family Music Concert

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

In The Nick of Time, the Pioneer Valley’s premiere family music group, and Tom Knight, beloved Valley musician and puppeteer, are both releasing CDs of new music at the same time! They decided to team up and have one big party together to celebrate with two shows at The Carle. This is a unique opportunity to […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Book Signing

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

Meet Erin E. and Philip C. Stead at The Carle! Fans of their books will instantly love their new collaboration, The Sun Is Late and So Is The Farmer, about a quirky trio of barnyard animals on a daring quest to bring the sunrise. Can’t make it? You may reserve signed books online. WHO YOU'LL MEET PHILIP C. AND ERIN E. STEAD Philip C. […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Family Music Concert

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

In The Nick of Time, the Pioneer Valley’s premiere family music group, and Tom Knight, beloved Valley musician and puppeteer, are both releasing CDs of new music at the same time! They decided to team up and have one big party together to celebrate with two shows at The Carle. This is a unique opportunity to […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

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

A much-needed Thanksgiving retelling that centers the Wampanoag people. Authored by Danielle Greendeer (Mashpee Wampanoag), Anthony Perry (Chickasaw), and Alexis Bunten (Yup’ik and Unangan), and illustrated by Garry Meeches Sr. (Anishinaabe), Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun’s Thanksgiving Story honors both the history and tradition that surrounds the story of the first Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving story that most Americans know only celebrates […]

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 2-6. Caregiver participation welcome. Free with Museum admission

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

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

Join author Megan Dowd Lambert for a storytime debut of the first four titles in her new early reader series, Every Day with April & Mae, illustrated by Briana Dengoue. With imagination and humor, the series brings all there is to know and love about friendship to life in a way kids can both relate to and learn […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Halloween

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

Try some new treats for Halloween....spooky (but not too spooky!) picture books! VISIT THE SHOP Fitz and Cleo - To Be Autographed 10/15 Jonathan Stutzman The dynamo team behind Llama Destroys the World invites you to meet the stars of their first graphic novel--Fitz and Cleo! If you're a fan of Narwhal and Jelly or Owly, get […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Garden of Verses 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 this gentle, joyful introduction to creative movement for toddlers and their caregivers. Using imagery, rhyme and song, children are guided through simple yet foundational movement patterns that promote kinesthetic awareness, coordination and focus. Simple, engaging picture books will spark young imaginations while caregivers bond with children, socialize with other […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Yoga for Kids!

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

SOLD OUT!! Join us and certified children’s yoga instructor, Lorrie Heard, as we explore movement and fun inspired by the beautiful nature in Bobbie’s Meadow! Children will be invited to practice foundational yoga poses and breathing exercises, while stretching and strengthening their bodies and minds. Class will be geared towards ages 3–6, but parents and […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Collage Day at The Carle

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

Meet some of the artists highlighted in Celebrating Collage: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition. Come for a day of storytimes, gallery talks, and book signings! On June 25th—on what would have been Eric’s 93rd birthday—we will kick off six months of special anniversary exhibitions and programs that explore more than 100 years of creativity in picture books. Celebrating […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

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

SOLD OUT!! Celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day and the start of spring with a special art studio project, Museum-wide scavenger hunt, films, and storytime. Guests can also join the Very Hungry Caterpillar in our Great Hall at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm for a Wiggle Jiggle Dance Party! Reserved admission tickets are strongly recommended, as visitor capacity […]

The Eric Carle Museum, First Book Friendiversary

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

Inspired by the Elephant & Piggie book series by Mo Willems, First Book Friendiversary is an annual celebration of friendship and reading. Families with children who visit The Carle during School Vacation Week (February 24-27) will receive a FREE Elephant & Piggie book while supplies last! One book per child. Reserved admission tickets are strongly recommended, as visitor capacity is reduced. Walk-ups not guaranteed.