The Eric Carle Museum Re-opening | Kids Out and About Albany

The Eric Carle Museum Re-opening

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 08/01/2020
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce that it is reopening to the public on Saturday, August 1. Visitors should check the Museum’s website for new safety guidelines, including required face coverings and social distancing. The Museum’s new summer hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 am-3 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm, and Sunday 12 pm-4 pm. Visitors are encouraged to use the new registration system, choosing a morning or afternoon visit. (Walk-ins will be welcome as space permits.)

In order to comply with state guidelines and to offer a safe and comfortable visit, the Museum has a number of new protocols in place:

  • There are capacity limits and new cleaning protocols for Museum spaces. Some areas may require guests to wait in a socially distanced line before entering.   
  • Visitors are required to wear face coverings. Children 2-5 are encouraged to wear face coverings. Children under 2 should not wear face coverings.    
  • All visitors must maintain six feet of distance between Museum staff and other guests outside their group. Children must stay with their adult(s) at all times.   
  • The Carle Bookshop is open and also offers curbside pickup. 
  • The Art Studio is open to the public, but will be taking one family or group at a time; upon arrival, visitors can sign up at the admissions desk for a specific time. For visitors who don’t take a Studio spot, art activity kits “to go” are available for pick up and can be used in Bobbie’s Meadow or to take home. 
  • The Café is closed. Visitors are welcome to picnic in Bobbie’s Meadow, which is in full bloom! 
  • Guests planning to visit should check The Carle's website for additional details and reserve advance tickets here. Questions about visiting can be sent to

In the Galleries:

Under the Sea with Eric Carle will be on view through September 6, 2020 

Eric Carle’s Angels: An Homage to Paul Klee will be on view through November 29, 2020 

Let's Talk! Animals from the Collection opens August 8 and will be on view through January 24, 2021

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA, 01002
United States


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10:00 am – 4:00 pm