Upcoming Events at the Eric Carle Museum

By: Christine Posted in Art, Early Childhood, Events, Families, Field Trips, Museums

H/T HCH@yahoogroups.com and the Eric Carle Museum website


Toddler and Preschooler Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

January 27, 2017
10:30am – 11:30am
February 3, 2017
10:30am – 11:30am
February 10, 2017
10:30am – 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

(Toddlers and Preschoolers with parents/caregivers/teachers)

Share picture books at story time in the Reading Library and then engage in imaginative explorations inspired by them.

Sometimes messy or outside, so dress accordingly!


Valentine Card-Making Party

January 28, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am
$12 per pair or trio

(Ages 3 and up with an adult)
Grab a friend and come to the Art Studio for some creative fun. The Carle will provide all the materials you need to make special valentines for your family, friends, or classmates. Please note that this is not a drop-off program.
Space is limited, registration recommended. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.


Special Sundays in the Studio: Our Feathered Friends

January 29, 2017
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission


First Book Friendiversary!

February 4, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm

The Carle has teamed up with friends from First Book to observe their Friendiversary, an annual celebration of friendship and reading. So bring a friend and join us as we celebrate books with Elephant, Piggie and a host of other Museum friends – a FREE book to every child who attends (while supplies last)! To learn more about First Book, visit www.firstbook.org. Free books compliments of Disney Publishing Worldwide.

10:30 -11:00 am          Meet Elephant and Piggie (Great Hall)

10:30 – 11:00 am        Film: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (Auditorium)

11:00 – 11:30 am        Storytime (Reading Library)

11:00 – 11:50 am        Films: The William Steig Library (Auditorium)

12:30 – 1:00 pm          Meet Elephant and Piggie (Great Hall)

12:30 – 1:00 pm          Films: Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny Series(Auditorium)

1:00 – 1:30 pm            Storytime (Reading Library)

1:00 – 1:50 pm            Films: Swimmy and More Classic Leo Lionni Stories(Auditorium)

2:00 -2:30 pm              Meet Elephant and Piggie (Great Hall)

2:00 – 2:50 pm            Films: The Ezra Jack Keats Library (Auditorium)

2:30 – 3:00 pm            Storytime (Reading Library)

3:00 – 3:35 pm            Films: Stories from Near and Far (Auditorium)

3:45 – 4:15 pm            Film: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (Auditorium)
ALL DAY: Friendship Messages Art Project; Museum Scavenger Hunt; Picture Book Friends Tattoo Station; FREE Books from Disney Publishing Worldwide (while supplies last)

In the event of snow, please call 413-559-6300 for cancellation news.


Special Storytime: Mike Curato

February 11, 2017

Join author/illustrator Mike Curato for the latest addition in his Little Elliot books! In Little Elliot, Big Fun, Little Elliot and his friend Mouse head to an amusement park. When some of the rides are a little scary, Mouse figures out a way for Little Elliot to overcome his fears.

A bravura celebration of the healing effects of acceptance and friendship.   ~Booklist

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.


Members Opening Reception: It’s Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight

February 11, 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm

As a valued Carle Museum Member, be the first to see this blockbuster exhibition before it opens to the public.

5:00 pm Reception
6:15 pm Lecture by guest curator Jane Bayard Curley, Eloise: The Alice in Wonderland of the Atomic Age

Members RSVP by Monday, February 6 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at (413) 559-6310 or membership@carlemuseum.org.


Everything Eloise

February 12, 2017
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate The Carle’s special exhibition It’s Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight with a day of programs all about Eloise, declared by The New York Times as “one of the most recognizable characters in children’s literature.”

Programs include:

  • Eloise-inspired art project in the Studio
  • 1:00 pm Getting Bored is Not Allowed! A grand gallery tour with Guest Curator Jane Bayard Curley
  • 2:00 pm From Dumpster to Diva: The Story behind The Plaza’s Stolen Eloise Portrait, with art conservator Lansing Moore

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