Get Creative at Home

Looking for museum-inspired activities that you can do at home? Look no further. Share your creations on social media and tag @peabodyessex so we can see what you make!

PEM Pals

PEM Pals
PEM's monthly program dedicated to art, stories and learning for children under the age of 5 and their caretakers. Held the first Thursday of the month in the Garden Atrium at 10:30 am.

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Drop In Art Activities
Discover how to make all kinds of curious creatures with video tutorials and activity sheets created by PEM's education team.

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Painting of ships with flags docked at shore with people

Spot the Difference
Hone your close looking skills with these altered works from PEM's collection. See if you can spot all ten changes, each one more challenging to find than the next!

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A young boy wearing a white shirt and yellow shorts sits atop a brown and white pony

Color our Collection
Bring PEM's collection to life with downloadable coloring pages, fun for all ages!

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A green grassy field with trees on horizon and blue sky

Explore Outside
Head outdoors to investigate the world with nature-themed activity sheets designed by PEM's education team. Embark on a neighborhood tree trek, hone your bird-watching skills or set out on a scavenger hunt. Available in both English and Spanish.

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Piece by Piece book cover and open book

Piece by Piece projects
Get inspired by PEM’s Piece by Piece children’s book by printing and coloring some of its joyful illustrations. You can also make a dishcloth apron inspired by the book using simple sewing techniques.

A Mother and 2 young girls smiling, holding pink and yellow paper origami creations. They each have a blue PEM sticker on thier foreheads.

Get Crafting

Try your hand at folding a butterfly, a polar bear, or a leopard seal with PEM’s origami tutorial video playlist, inspired by our 2007 exhibition Origami Now!.

Take a moment for mindfulness; print out and fold this fun fortune teller inspired by Where the Questions Live, and see what words of wisdom will be revealed here

Turn your empty paper towel and toilet paper tubes cardboard rolls into a fun demonstration of light and optics, with this make-your-own camera obscura project.

Inspired by PEM’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center, create your own tiger and peacock finger puppets or build a bug house and let your imagination soar.