CuriousCity is a children’s museum in Peabody, Massachusetts serving children ages 2-10.
Originally in March of 2019, CuriousCity was designed as a three month pop-up exhibition to test the feasibility of a children’s museum in downtown Peabody. The Peabody Cultural Collaborative (PCC) received a creative placemaking grant from the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) in July of 2018 to activate community support for a children’s museum. This original investment in the project vision leveraged additional funding from the Lahey/J.B. Thomas Foundation, the City of Peabody Department of Community Development, North Shore Bank, Eastern Bank and the Peabody Cultural Council.
Based on this success, the Peabody Cultural Collaborative and the City of Peabody turned its attention to designing and funding a permanent museum. During this design and construction phase, CuriousCity remains in a temporary location at 205 Washington Street in Peabody at the City of Peabody’s Leatherworkers Museum.
Mission: CuriousCity brings together children, families, and the community to imagine, play and learn.
Vision: CuriousCity creates inclusive, welcoming spaces and learning experiences that use the power of play to nurture the imagination, engage families and strengthen the community.
Essex County Community Foundation
JB Thomas/Lahey Foundation
North Shore Bank
Peabody Cultural Council
Mass Cultural Council
(In alphabetical order)