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North Shore Children's Museum

Bringing Families Together for Family Fun in Massachusetts

North Shore Children’s Museum, located in Peabody, Massachusetts, encourages children and families to learn through play and exploration. Featuring 15 hands-on exhibits including Farm to Table, Sensory Play, Gross Motor Skills, and more, NSCM offers the perfect amount of education and imagination for children and their families all in the heart of the North Shore.

North Shore Children's Museum

Bringing Families Together for Family Fun in Massachusetts

North Shore Children’s Museum, located in Peabody, Massachusetts, encourages children and families to learn through play and exploration. Featuring 15 hands-on exhibits including Farm to Table, Sensory Play, Gross Motor Skills, and more, NSCM offers the perfect amount of education and imagination for children and their families all in the heart of the North Shore.

North Shore Children's Museum

Bringing Families Together for Family Fun in Massachusetts

North Shore Children’s Museum, located in Peabody, Massachusetts, encourages children and families to learn through play and exploration. Featuring 15 hands-on exhibits including Farm to Table, Sensory Play, Gross Motor Skills, and more, NSCM offers the perfect amount of education and imagination for children and their families all in the heart of the North Shore.

North Shore Children's Museum

Bringing Families Together for Family Fun in Massachusetts

North Shore Children’s Museum, located in Peabody, Massachusetts, encourages children and families to learn through play and exploration. Featuring 15 hands-on exhibits including Farm to Table, Sensory Play, Gross Motor Skills, and more, NSCM offers the perfect amount of education and imagination for children and their families all in the heart of the North Shore.

North Shore Children's Museum

Bringing Families Together for Family Fun in Massachusetts

North Shore Children’s Museum, located in Peabody, Massachusetts, encourages children and families to learn through play and exploration. Featuring 15 hands-on exhibits including Farm to Table, Sensory Play, Gross Motor Skills, and more, NSCM offers the perfect amount of education and imagination for children and their families all in the heart of the North Shore.

North Shore Children's Museum

Bringing Families Together for Family Fun in Massachusetts

North Shore Children’s Museum, located in Peabody, Massachusetts, encourages children and families to learn through play and exploration. Featuring 15 hands-on exhibits including Farm to Table, Sensory Play, Gross Motor Skills, and more, NSCM offers the perfect amount of education and imagination for children and their families all in the heart of the North Shore.

Providing Exciting Ways to Learn & Explore

Accessible and Educational Family-Friendly Experience North of Boston

NSCM welcomes all children from across the North Shore of Massachusetts and beyond, including Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Marblehead, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and Winthrop.

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Hands-on Exhibits for Kids

NSCM, located at 10 Main Street in Peabody, resides in a former bank building, with 15 distinct rooms, each curated with different themes for hands-on play, including a Rotating Room which changes seasonally! Exhibits are frequently updated and their smaller spaces aren’t overwhelming for younger visitors.

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Local Programs for Kids

Nearly all programs at NSCM are included with admission, as part of our mission for access. Programs take place in our large, bright Party Room, and include regular offerings such as Yoga, Music and Movement, Storytelling, STEM workshops, and Sports Classes, as well as special monthly, themed events. Check out our events calendar and book your spot now!

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Host Your Child's Next Birthday Party at NSCM!

Host your birthday party at NSCM! Our team will make your celebration special and stress-free. With private and semi-private options, all events include access to the museum for 40 people and exclusive access to our Party Room.

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Educational Museum Exhibits for Kids Ages 2-8

Rotating Room – June to August 2024 – Diner

Welcome to the NSCM Diner! An exciting exhibit that lets kiddos run their own business! Designed to encourage motor skill development and social interactions with adults and other children, this room is sure to be the hottest restaurant in town. Visit while it lasts! Our rotating room changes every three months.

February 2024 Calendar for North Shore Children's Museum

Enriching and Educational Programs

Our Party Room is home to dozens of free programs each month, with recurring monthly favorites such as Yoga, Mini Movers, and Live Music. Children learn the fundamentals of sports through partnerships with InclYOUsion Sports and Danvers Indoor Sports. Twice a month, we run our Pre-K Wonder Workshop and STEAM Club, which engage our young learners in open-ended challenges through small group lessons led by former educators.

Host Your Next Event at NSCM!

Our beautifully renovated Party Room is the perfect spot for your child’s next birthday party, baby shower, corporate group, or family reunion! Parties include private access to the Party Room, which seats 40 people (24 at tables), as well as admission to the museum and assistance from a party host on staff. NSCM is here to make your special day unforgettable.

We also love to host field trips at the museum for schools or other organizations. To learn more, please visit our field trip page.

July is Ocean Month at NSCM! For details about any of our programs and tickets please visit our website: nschildrensmuseum.org. *pre-registration encouraged* All month: School Supply Collection for Citizens Inn.
July is Ocean Month at NSCM! For details about any of our programs and tickets please visit our website: nschildrensmuseum.org. *pre-registration encouraged* All month: School Supply Collection for Citizens Inn.

Get & Stay Connected

8 Tips to Get Ready for Kindergarten

8 Tips to Get Ready for Kindergarten

The transition to kindergarten can be emotional for kids and for their caregivers. At the North Shore Children’s Museum, we’re happy to be a resource to help set children up for success. Here are some of our top tips to help you get ready for kindergarten.

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Exhibit Spotlight: Bring the Outdoors Inside

Exhibit Spotlight: Bring the Outdoors Inside

Play is important for learning, and that’s particularly true for outdoor play. Time spent in nature is important for children’s emotional and physical development and can help children understand concepts such as where their drinking water originates, what species live in the local area, and how food is grown.

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“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