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Gilbert House Children's Museum

116 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3437
+1 503-371-3631
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Fun for everyone!

This is such a great place for everyone! My youngest of 2 had a blast, my 10 year old actually... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Samantha A
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Lame

I had been to the museum once before and fondly remembered the bubble exhibit. Going back I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 educational experiences which spark children's natural curiosity. The Museum's mission is to "inspire children to learn through creative play." This is accomplished through fun and challenging exhibits, camps, birthday parties, membership opportunities and outreach programs in the sciences, arts, and humanities. The Museum is composed of three historic houses; the Rockenfield House, Gilbert House and Parrish House.
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“bubble room” (11 reviews)
“grocery store” (10 reviews)
“erector set” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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116 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3437
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+1 503-371-3631
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is such a great place for everyone! My youngest of 2 had a blast, my 10 year old actually admitted to it being "cool" and I myself had so much fun with the different rooms and the big treehouse outside!

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to the museum once before and fondly remembered the bubble exhibit. Going back I was astonished how little there is exhibit-wise now. One room had a theme of 'use blankets to make a fort'. I was stunned that someone would actually consider...More

Thank moseah
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Moseah, We appreciate your feedback and are always interested in hearing about our guest's experiences. Here at Gilbert House, it is our mission to inspire children to learn through creative play. We provide a variety of ways for children to do so - some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful facility for kids of all ages. Most of the exhibits are interactive so no one gets bored. Many allow adults and kids to interact so it is fun for everyone.

Thank JamaicanExplorer
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Gilbert House for the first time, with my daughter and family, on Mother's Day weekend. We enjoyed it so much I ended up gifting them a membership. My husband and I were visiting over the 4th of July and went to Gilbert House...More

Thank pahb44
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit! We're so glad you and your family enjoy the museum.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has a gigantic outdoor play structure and many interactive educational rooms in old Victorian homes. Our kids played store for an hour in the very first room!

Thank Jacquelyn N
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit, Jacquelyn!

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My girls are 4 (almost 5) & a 2.5yo. They really enjoyed all the different play areas, especially the indoor and outdoor kitchen, sand/dig area, playscape and the veterinarian room. The whole place was a great way to spend the day and burn some of...More

Thank Adrianna T
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, Adrianna!

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Once you get there you may have trouble getting your children to leave. You will like the different themed rooms. The children can play with hands on toys and puzzles. You can go outside to the play area and take pictures on a sunny day....More

Thank ROBERT M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lots of fun hands on activities for kids and stuff, but I found myself playing the Michigan fight song (my wife went there) on the play structure out back. I think it might have lead into On Wisconsin as well but I don't remember. It's...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great place with great staff! Lot's to do to keep the littles busy between indoor and outdoor activities.

Thank Nina d
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great place for families and school field trips. So many interactive activities you could spend the whole day there.

Thank Deborah S
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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
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