Our Programs

Upcoming Weekly Programs at the North Shore Children’s Museum

We are pleased to offer many weekly programs and special events throughout the month. With the help of our wonderful, creative partners and support from donors, the majority of our programs are free with the purchase of admission. Upcoming events are listed below. If you have any specific questions about events please reach out to NSCMinfo@peabody-ma.gov.

STEAM Club lineup for February 2024

STEAM Club – April 2024

Join us on Sundays at 2:30 for STEAM Club for ages 5-11. April’s theme is weather at NSCM, and each week participants will explore science and arts through hands-on projects and experiments. This program is free with admission to the 2-4PM play session. You can purchase tickets and sign up for STEAM club online or in person while supplies last.

4/7 ~ DIY clouds in a jar

4/14 ~ Make your own ice cream

4/21 ~ Hot air balloons

4/28 ~ No STEAM Club, Spring Photo Sessions with Tacey Westgate. (Click here for details)

Spring Egg Hunt 2024 Flyer

Special Event – Grown-ups Gala

Friday, May 17, 6-9PM at Peabody’s Black Box Theater.

Join us for North Shore Children’s Museum’s first official Grown-Ups Gala on Friday, May 17, 2024 at the Black Box Theater in Peabody. This special evening is the signature fundraising event for our newly created 501c3, Friends of North Shore Children’s Museum, which provides critical funding for the museum’s income-based admission prices, educational exhibits, and robust and accessible program offerings.

Guests will enjoy delicious food from Toscana’s Ristorante, signature drinks, games, an exciting live auction with special guest emcee Katie Thompson of Channel 5, and more! We invite you to dress up for a cocktail party that benefits your little one’s favorite place to play and learn.

Since opening in October 2022, we’ve welcomed over 45,000 visitors to our space at 10 Main Street in Peabody. As the only children’s museum in northeast Massachusetts, access is a fundamental part of our mission, and we are proud to welcome 25% of our visitors for free or at a discount. Your support is vital and we hope you will join us on May 17th!

This week in programs 4.7.2024

Upcoming Programs – Week of April 7, 2024

Wed 4/10: Pre-K Wonder Workshop at 1:30PM. What is your favorite weather? Do you ever wonder what makes weather change? Come on in and let’s explore! Join former transitional kindergarten teacher Norma for a hands on weather workshop!

Thurs 4/11: Susie Magoozy is back with her wonderful silly story time this Thursday at 10AM. Using music, puppets, and more, Susie makes engaging stories come to life!

Fri 4/12: Join Coach Greg from Inclyousion Sports to learn and play at 10AM. Inclyousion sports believes that every child can learn valuable skills though sports, and children of all abilities are invited to join in the fun!

Sat 4/13: Join Peabody Municipal Light and Power (PMLP) staff for a fun program. Kids will learn the importance of being safe around electricity, and how to identify situations that can cause serious harm. Our “Hazzard Hamlet” simulator will demonstrate common electrical safety hazards and show how using common sense and good judgement will let us work and play safely while enjoying the benefits of electricity. A line worker will also show the protection they use when installing and repairing the equipment and lines that deliver electricity to homes and businesses around our community.

Sun 4/14: STEAM Club: We invite our guests ages 5-11 to join us each Sunday at 2:30PM for STEAM club. This week we are making our own ice cream!

Pre-registration is recommended by adding a no-cost STEAM Club participant ticket to your order, along with admission to the museum. Adults must be present at the museum for the duration of the program.

Children’s programs are free with admission to the coinciding play session unless otherwise designated. Tickets are subject to availability.

This week in programs 4.14.2024 Updated 3.18.2024

Upcoming Programs – Week of April 14, 2024 – MA School Vacation Week – Programs expected to fill fast!

SPECIAL HOURS: We will be open on Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, from 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM.

Tues 4/16: Curious Creatures at 10AM or 10:50AM on Tuesday, April 16. Join us as we learn about wild creatures with New England’s original ​interactive and educational live animal program Curious Creatures. Their experts will provide a safe, hands on experience with multiple live animals.

To reserve your child’s spot at the show, please add a Curious Creatures Child participant ticket to your cart along with admission for your entire party. Space is limited, and tickets are available while supplies last. The tickets for this program do have an additional fee along with admission. Only child participants need tickets, their accompanying adult is included in their ticket.

Wed 4/17: Legopalooza. We are excited to be able to offer a vast array of Legos for kids to build with in our back party room all day on Wednesday, April 17. Please note that Lego Bricks are rated for ages 4 and up. Special thanks to friend of North Shore Children’s Museum Ryan for generously donating the Legos for this program!

Thurs 4/18: Pedro the Lucky Racing Pigeon Storytime at 10AM or 10:45AM. Join Local Author of Pedro the Lucky Racing Pigeon as she reads her book and teaches us about the unique world of racing pigeons.

To reserve your child’s spot for storytime, please add a no cost Pedro the Racing Pigeon Storytime participant ticket to your cart along with admission for your entire party. Space is limited, and tickets are available while supplies last. Only child participants need tickets, their accompanying adult is included in their ticket.

Fri 4/19: Join Miss Shelley for kids yoga and mindfulness this Friday at 10AM. Take some time during this busy school break week to breathe and move your body.

To reserve your child’s spot for yoga, please add a no cost Kids Yoga participant ticket to your cart along with admission for your entire party. Space is limited, and tickets are available while supplies last. Only child participants need tickets, their accompanying adult is included in their ticket.

Sat 4/20: Earth Day Program at 10AM. Where does water come from? And where does it go when it goes down the drain? How can YOU help to keep water clean for plants, wildlife, and people? Find out with the Ipswich River Watershed Association for a hands-on drop-in program. We’ll explore the water cycle, learn about water pollution, and see what happens when you flush things down the toilet. You’ll meet our puppet Banksy the Beaver, who will tell you all about his home, the Ipswich River. Leave with a craft and some great ideas for how to protect YOUR river every day!

Sun 2/25: STEAM Club: We invite our guests ages 5-11 to join us each Sunday at 2:30PM for STEAM club. This week we are learning about air and making hot air balloons!

Pre-registration is recommended by adding a no-cost STEAM Club participant ticket to your order, along with admission to the museum. Adults must be present at the museum for the duration of the program.

Children’s programs are free with admission to the coinciding play session unless otherwise designated. Tickets are subject to availability.

This week in programs 3.3.2024

Upcoming Programs – Week of April 21, 2024

Wed 4/24: Pre-K Wonder Workshop at 1:30PM. Everybody loves a rainbow! Have you ever wondered how we get rainbows? Let’s explore! Join former transitional kindergarten teacher Norma for a hands on prism and rainbows workshop!

Thurs 4/25: Susie Magoozy is back with her wonderful silly story time this Thursday at 10AM. Using music, puppets, and more, Susie makes engaging stories come to life!

Fri 4/26: Join one of the fantastic coaches from Danvers Indoor Sports at 10AM for a fun morning of active learning through sports! Warm up, run, and work on skill drills for a variety of sports.

Sat 4/27: Whiz Kidz at 10AM. Imagine a foam-spewing, rocket-launching, mummifying, vortex-making blast of fun! Children are awed and amazed. Whiz Kidz provides science-themed entertainment for children aged 5-13.

Metric Mark is a licensed science teacher in Massachusetts with years of experience with kids of all ages. He is an expert at “sneaking the learning in” with his humor and over-the-top demonstrations. Mark’s innovative experiments and ability to engage any audience brings out the science nerd in all of us — don’t be surprised if your kids ask to do more science experiments after the event!

To reserve your child’s spot for Whiz Kidz, please add a no cost Whiz Kidz participant ticket to your cart along with admission for your entire party. Space is limited, and tickets are available while supplies last. Only child participants need tickets, their accompanying adult is included in their ticket.

Sun 4/28: 1:30-4:30PM. Spring Family Portraits at the North Shore Children’s Museum

Capture the beauty of the season with a family photo session at the North Shore Children’s Museum in Peabody! This event features photography by Tracey Westgate Photography and a stunning backdrop and art installation by local artist Linda Mullen of Grace & Diggs, adding a touch of creativity and charm to your photos.

Special Offer: For just $250, you’ll receive a 15-minute session and 10 beautifully edited images to cherish forever. Advanced booking is required. Book your photo session at https://tinyurl.com/TWSpringPortraitsNSCM ticket required with photo registration. Purchase museum tickets at nschildrensmuseum.org. Photo day and play day all in one!

Children’s programs are free with admission to the coinciding play session unless otherwise designated. Tickets are subject to availability.

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Special thanks to our generous montly programming sponsors. We are gratefull for your support!

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