Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, MA

Where are we going?

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St
MA 01970


What is there to do?

The Peabody Essex Museum wants everyone who visits to be able to celebrate art and culture in a variety of ways, and with all of their exhibits, programs and activities, we think they've succeeded!

This popular Salem museum is filled with a variety of exhibitions, each of which cover something different. You see kids, art isn't just paintings! Nope! Art can be photography, it can be sculptures, it can be pottery, and it can even be film!

Each of the exhibits at the Peabody Museum will introduce kids to a whole new range of art and culture - from Chinese and Japanese culture and history, to Native art of the Northwest Coast. 

There are always new exhibits at the museum, so when you go back there is a good chance to seeing something new!

We haven't even started telling you about the collection at the museum yet! The Peabody Essex Museum has a collection of pretty incredible works that date back all the way to the 1700s. There are photos, paintings, textiles, architectures, and sculptures. Kids can experience art from Asia, America, Africa, and even Native American and Oceanic. 

The museum has brought art from all over the world straight to them!

Did you know that they have 1.8 million works? Now, that's going to take you more than one family day out to enjoy isn't it!

Let's not forget about the programs just for families! Have you ever wanted to fold an origami penguin, or meet a live wolf? Perhaps you want to make your own finger puppets! Well, at the museum there are plenty of ways to have these fun adventures!

Gallery Spot is on select Saturdays where you can just drop in and have fun learning about art. Or on weekends Drop In Art Making lets you go and create if you're feeling inspired! How fun! Interactive fun, story trails...the list goes on!

Go on...have an amazing art time in Salem! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $18

Children: $10 students with ID

Discount: Seniors $15

Free Under: 16 years


Need a little extra help?

All of the public are of the museum are accessible to wheelchairs, but the historic houses aren't


When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tues - Sun. 9pm close third Thurs of the month.

All year round. Closed Mondays except holidays.


Any top tips?

They have daily tours for every age which are included with the admission, so it's first some first serve! Ask at the admissions desk

I’m Hungry!

There is a cafe and restaurant with yummy foods to fill those art loving stomachs!

Healthy Eating

The cafe and restaurant offers salads, soups and even gluten-free options so you don't have to worry! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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