About CuriousCity

In July of 2018, the Peabody Cultural Collaborative (PCC) received a $28,000 grant from the Essex County Community Foundation to curate a temporary or “pop up” children’s museum called CuriousCity.

Beginning March 31st, CuriousCity will be located within the George Peabody House and Leather Workers Museum located at 205 Washington Street.   All exhibits will be hands-on and play-based and include components that focus on STEAM education, literacy and adult/child interaction for children ages 2-10.  CuriousCity is also dedicated to creating a museum experience that is accessible to children of all backgrounds and abilities.

Peabody has experienced success using the temporary, “pop up” approach to test out ideas for potential businesses.  Our goal is that the success of CuriousCity will demonstrate that a permanent children’s museum can be a successful venture so that the children of Essex County will have permanent access to a play-based space devoted to learning and the healthy development of children and families in our community.

Why a Children’s Museum

A little insight into why a children’s museum could a good thing for Peabody. #essexcountycreates #livepeabody

Posted by CuriousCity on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sponsors

 

Essex County Community Foundation

JB Thomas/Lahey Foundation

North Shore Bank

Eastern Bank

Peabody Cultural Council

Mass Cultural Council

CuriousCity Partners

(In alphabetical order)

Peabody Cultural Collaborative

Peabody Cultural Collaborative

City of Peabody

City of Peabody

Eastern Bank

Eastern Bank

Essex Agricultural Society

Essex Agricultural Society

George Peabody House & Leatherworkers Museum

Holden Oil

Holden Oil

Kick it Up Consulting

Kick it Up Consulting

Network Coverage

Network Coverage

Northeast Arc

Northeast Arc

Peabody Historical Society

Peabody Historical Society

Peabody Institute Library

Peabody Institute Library

Peabody Main Streets

Peabody Main Streets

Peabody TV

Peabody TV

Salem Five Bank

Salem Five Bank