About CuriousCity

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.

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

Peabody Museums

Peabody Museums

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