Everything Starts with Play.

10 Main St, Peabody, MA
Accessible & Inclusive
Hands-On Exhibits

North Shore Children’s Museum believes in access and inclusion.

Discounted admission, sensory spaces, ADA access, and community partnerships are just some of the ways we strive to serve all families equitably. We can’t wait to see you and your child at 10 Main Street in Peabody for an enriching learning experience. From exploration to experimentation and creativity to curiousity…everything starts with play!  

April 2023 Calendar. Please visit https://nschildrensmuseum.org/visit/events/ for details.

Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • Thursday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-12pm, 12pm – 2pm, 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm

 Parties: Fridays 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Semi-private                                           Saturdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Semi-private                                     Sundays 10:00am – 12:00pm, Private

To book a party please visit our party page or email: madison.borden@peabody-ma.gov.


Each hands-on experience in the North Shore Children’s Museum explores different themes to tap into a child’s imagination. From building and designing to investigating new materials to reading and engaging in dramatic play, learning has never been so fun!

Celebrate with us!

Our beautifully renovated party room offers seating for 24 guests, with capacity for 50 total, as well as exclusive access to a private kitchette for your use. Birthday parties, corporate retreats, baby showers, you name it! We are here to host your special day!

2 Donkeys Toy Shop

2 Donkeys Toy Shop at NSCM

Looking for the perfect souvenir or gift for a child in your life? We’ve got you covered at 2 Donkeys Toy Shop at NSCM. This satellite location of a local North Shore business stocks a wide variety of toys, art supplies, craft kits, and more. Come check us out during the museum’s open hours.

“A museum provides the perfect addition to downtown. It is the type of destination business that has the ability to provide education and entertainment to residents and visitors while generating business for existing restaurants and other complimentary businesses. While there are other children’s museums in Massachusetts, it would be a unique addition to the North Shore.”

- Mayor Bettencourt