After months of planning, visualizing, creating and coordinating, the pop up children’s museum, CuriousCity, is set to open on Sunday, March 31st. The museum features 9 exhibits designed to be accessible and inclusive for children ages 2-10. This temporary, 3 month projectwill run through June 2019 and is housed within the George Peabody House & Leather Worker’s Museum at 205 Washington St, Peabody, MA. Each room in CuriousCity will explore different themes to help children tap intotheir imagination, have fun exploring and learning about the world around them. Peaceful City is a mindfulness exhibit offering yoga and meditation based activities for the whole family; CuriousTales is filled with stories of the world and features a puppet theatre with a 20×8 ft stage where kids will be able to act and play out folk-tale characters; EpiCurious was planned in conjunction with the Essex Agricultural Society, this exhibit uses agricultural education and the USDA “My Plate” model to help children discover the importance of a fresh, healthy diet; GenerousCity pays homage to local financier George Peabody and includes a bank playhousewhere children can take turns playing the role of the teller or the customer, access the faux vault, or visit the drive-up window; Cozy City is asensory exhibit providing a safe, relaxing space for children of all abilities who may become overwhelmed or overstimulated by their exploration ofthe museum as a whole; CuriousWorld is filled with maps, globes, and aplay area to ”visit” the rainforest, desert, oceans and the Arctic.The largest exhibit space is Discovery City, dedicated to stimulating budding engineers, artists, and builders who want to create, investigate,tinker and immerse themselves in science, technology, engineering, andmath. Concepts such as flight, air current, air resistance, and gravity are explored through play and hands-on investigation. Families will be able to learn about our habitat in the Natural History area and examine rock, fossil and mineral samples, fossil blocks, magnification station, life-size animal track books and play the ‘match a track’ game.
This event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org