Free and Discounted Admission
Free admission and a 15% discount in the Carle Bookshop. Learn more about membership.
Access Pass Program
Eligible 501(c)3 social service organizations that serve families in need can enroll in The Access Pass Program to receive family passes.
American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
Free admission, plus one free guest with AAM card.
Blue Star Museums
Free admission to military personnel and up to 5 family members with active military ID, Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. See Blue Star Museums.
Card to Culture Program
Through the Carle Community Fund, we participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by providing free admission for up to four people with any of these cards:
CT Homeschool Network (CHN)
Buy one adult Museum admission, get one youth Museum admission free with CHN Membership card.
Many area libraries offer their members free library passes to The Eric Carle Museum. If yours doesn’t, please ask them to consider purchasing an Organizational Membership.
The Massachusetts Teachers Association
Free admission with MTA card.
Museums For All
Free admission for up to four people with a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card as part of Museums for All program, an access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM).
New England Museum Association (NEMA)
Free admission, plus one free guest with NEMA card.
Discounts & Coupons
Coupons for Fun
Buy one adult Museum admission, get one youth Museum admission free with coupon. See Coupons for Fun for more information.
GSCVB WOW! Coupon
Buy one adult Museum admission, get one youth Museum admission free with coupon. See the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information.
$3 admission for military personnel and up to 3 family members with active military ID.
Northampton Chamber of Commerce Members
Buy one adult ticket, get one youth Museum admission free with membership card.
Taste Coupon Book
Buy one Museum admission, get the second of equal or lesser value free with coupon.
The Carle Community Fund
Learn about The Carle Community Fund, which provides free admission and scholarships for field trips and workshops to qualifying families, schools, and educators.
Buy one adult Museum admission, get one youth Museum admission free with card. See Tommy Car Auto Group for more information.
Buy one adult Museum admission, get one youth Museum admission free with card.
Free admission for up to four people with a Wonderfund Access Card.