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Gilbert House Children's Museum

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Excellent play areas and interesting toy displays

We visited for a short time because it was closing soon. Walking among the toy displays was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salem, Oregon
Great to come here with grandkids

We came with our daughter and grand daughter and had a wonderfull time helping her explore all the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Salem, Oregon
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“erector set”(11 reviews)
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Gilbert House Children's Museum (formerly known as A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village) is a private nonprofit children's museum connected to downtown Salem's Riverfront Park. Founded in 1989, Gilbert House provides innovative and stimulating...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
116 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3437
+1 503-371-3631
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All reviews bubble room erector set play structure hands on activities all ages the outdoor play area great place for kids fun playing educational fun learning activities electric train train room different activities play house different theme themed rooms lots of fun
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited for a short time because it was closing soon. Walking among the toy displays was entertaining and interesting. The children enjoyed the play areas and visiting the toy areas as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tomheiser3231
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not much for the chirdren to play with, just more of a look and see. there are two many homeless people around.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank peterapuron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came with our daughter and grand daughter and had a wonderfull time helping her explore all the wonderful rooms as well as the outside adventures. We spent a couple of hours here and our grand daughter was excited and worn out by the end....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pkrissel
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing for families of all ages! The staff was very friendly. There’s multiple bathrooms located throughout the area to use that are all very clean. There is a ton of different activities for children to do inside and out doors. My...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 1981tashab
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Hands-on activities from art to science make this a great place for a rainy afternoon. The playground outside--a giant erector set--is great on a sunny day. Exhibits and displays are changed regularly. Year passes are available for more reasonable per-visit costs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I grew up in a much larger city, which has way better choices that are in the spirit of Gilbert House, but my son loves it the same. This rating and review is based on my son's view of the experience, not my own. His...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I took my children numerous times to this museum. It’s in a relaxed setting meant for children to take their time to learn and create. Each room has a different theme and new adventure. Outdoors there were many learning activities and unique and fun structures...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Elayne N
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We love this place , its amazing and so fun and the location is great. Kids dream I even had fun playing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank momofbabykings
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

There is a lot to explore in the houses and the outdoor play area is a blast for kids. They can run and hide and have a blast in the big play house. Our kids were playing for hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GRWLR51
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My grandson is autistic and the museum allow him to try out a variety of tactile experiences and to socially interact at the same time. This was an enjoyable visit and the little guy learned and explored freely there.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kimberly S
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Peggy C
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Response from Adrianna T | Reviewed this property |
It was $8 per person ages 4-59, kids 2-3 was $4 and kids 1 & under free