A Visit to the North Shore Children’s Museum | The North Shore Moms



This is my last small business visit of 2022 and for this one I had a special helper: my 6 year old son. We spent an afternoon visiting the new North Shore Children’s Museum in downtown Peabody, located at 10 Main Street. If your kids are close in age to mine, you may remember the previous version of this museum, CuriousCity, that was in another, smaller Peabody location prior to the start of the pandemic. In their new spot (a former bank) they have 14 rooms, a party space and more to do for all ages.




The museum is designed for children ages 2-10. At 6, my son was too big for a couple things, but still found a lot to do. We spent just over two hours there and he could have played for longer. The museum sells limited tickets each day to keep the crowd manageable and they have several volunteers and staff members walking around to assist with exhibits and keep the place clean. With the museum being entirely indoors, this is a great place for kids to burn off energy, while having fun in the winter months.




Our collective favorite room was the Bug & Bees Room. Each room has murals painted by local artists on the walls, but this room had gigantic 3-D installations, by Bruce Orr, that we were both mesmerized by. It also had a table where you could do a coloring activity together.




The detailed art in the Comic Room was also incredible and we appreciated it even more, knowing the artist behind it, Pasquale Minichillo, Jr., from Create & Escape DIY Workshops, just down the street in Peabody.




Kids also loved the STEM Lab with the Wind Tunnel and oversize Light Bright. My son joined a group of kids trying to stuff all the scarves into the tunnel at once. They succeeded and thought it was hilarious! He also spent a lot of time playing with the construction tools in the Construction Corner. Read more about the Exhibit Rooms here.




The North Shore Children’s Museum is open Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm, Saturdays 9am-2pm and Sundays 12-4pm. Private parties can rent out the space on weekend afternoons for birthday parties or other functions. During the holiday school break they are open extended hours. Details can be found at www.nschildrensmuseum.org. Tickets are $12 for adults and children ages 1 year+, $6 with a library pass (must secure pass from library to receive discount) and $3 with an EBT card. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

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