CuriousCity Children’s Museum
Each room in CuriousCity will explore different themes to help children tap into their imagination, have fun exploring and learning about the world around them. Peaceful City is a mindfulness exhibit offering yoga and meditation based activities for the whole family; CuriousTales is filled with stories of the world and features a puppet theatre with a 20×8 ft stage where kids will be able to act and play out folk-tale characters; EpiCurious was planned in conjunction with the Essex Agricultural Society, this exhibit uses agricultural education and the USDA “My Plate” model to help children discover the importance of a fresh, healthy diet; GenerousCity pays homage to local financier George Peabody and includes a bank playhouse where children can take turns playing the role of the teller or the customer, access the faux vault, or visit the drive-up window; Cozy City is a sensory exhibit providing a safe, relaxing space for children of all abilities who may become overwhelmed or overstimulated by their exploration of the museum as a whole; CuriousWorld is filled with maps, globes, and a play area to ”visit” the rainforest, desert, oceans and the Arctic.
The largest exhibit space is Discovery City, dedicated to stimulating budding engineers, artists, and builders who want to create, investigate, tinker and immerse themselves in science, technology, engineering, and math. Concepts such as flight, air current, air resistance, and gravity are explored through play and hands-on investigation. Families will be able to learn about our habitat in the Natural History area and examine rock, fossil and mineral samples, fossil blocks, magnification station, life-size animal track books and play the ‘match a track’ game.
The museum will be open to the public on:
Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5
Admission is $5 per person; some local libraries will have guest passes available. Admission is free with CuriousCity library passes or WIC/EBT cards and you do not need to reserve tickets online. All tickets must be purchased in advance, online at www.curiouscitypeabody.org as a limited number of tickets are available each day. On Tuesday & Wednesday the museum will be open for school field trips and youth group tours by appointment only. For more information on booking a group visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free parking is available on Washington Street in front of the Museum. There is limited parking behind the museum. The Museum is also accessible via public transportation. Bus #435 stops on Washington Street at Blaney Avenue in front of the Museum.