Best of Boston

2016 Best Museum, Family-Friendly

Peabody Essex Museum

As any kid might confess, museums can often be dull. Not this one. Younger visitors might push one of Theo Jansen’s kinetic Strandbeest sculptures across the gallery, learn about design by prototyping a product, or simply lounge on a beanbag chair.

161 Essex St., Salem, 978-745-9500,