Free and Discounted Admission

Free Admission


Free admission and a 15% discount in the Carle Bookshop. Learn more about membership.

The Massachusetts Teachers Association

Free admission with MTA card.

Library Passes

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.

MA State Benefits Cards

The Carle Community Fund provides free admission for up to four people with any of these cards:

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.

Discounts & Coupons

New England Museum Association (NEMA)

Free Admission, plus one free guest with NEMA card.

Blue Star Museums

Free Admission to military personnel and up to 5 family members with active military ID, Memorial Day through Labor Day. See Blue Star Museums.


Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with coupon. See the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information.

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.

WGBY-TV Members

Buy one adult Museum Admission, get one youth Museum Admission free with card.

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.