Each of the 14 hands-on exhibits 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!

Our upcoming exhibits are listed below - photos and more details to come!

Sensory Space

This mindfulness exhibit offers yoga, meditation space, soft lighting, and reading-based activities for the whole family. It provides a quiet space for little ones who may need a break from overstimulation.

Farm to Table

Enter our farmer’s market! There is an interactive kitchen, barnyard playset and market display that helps to model the USDA “My Plate” importance of a fresh, healthy diet.


Our banking exhibit includes a fun play-bank complete with cash registers and pretend money. Kids can vote on where they want to put their coins on our interactive magnetic money board!

Outer Space

Take a trip to the solar system in our special outer space room, complete with glow-in-the-dark planets and stars. Learn about shadows with our projector and light cubes.

Gross Motor

Our gross-motor room is the perfect place for kids to get their energy out! Play with our giant LEGO blocks, build in our Construction Corner, and climb and slide on our Cedarworks indoor playset.

Gross Motor Jr.

This room serves as a safe space for children ages 0-4, with a Cedarworks rocker and playset, foam floor, and soft toys for our tiniest visitors.


Children can create their own train tracks, learn how trains work with magnets, and play with our interactive electronic model train set.


Concepts such as flight, air current, air resistance, and gravity are explored through play and hands-on investigation with our wind tunnel.

Doctor's Office

Children can play make-believe with dolls, medical equipment, x-rays, and costumes in our play-pediatrician’s office. 

Bugs and Bees

Learn about insects and their impact on our ecosystem, by digging in our sensory bins.


Explore the world of comic books in our interactive toons exhibit!

Go Fish!

Hop on-board our boat and take a turn reeling in magnetic fish. Celebrating the North Shore’s coastal history, we know your little ones will have fun aboard this exhibit.


Flip through our giant storybook, play with our puppet theater and, dress up as your favorite characters!

BEAM Projector Game Room

Check out our interactive gaming floor, with BEAM software that brings 100 ever-changing games and activities to our biggest exhibit room.