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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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100% worth the admission price

This place is a must see for young or young at heart. Set in beautiful downtown Salem directly next... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Becca S
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Sarasota, Florida
Love this place with kids !

We went there to explore with our boy . My eight year old thanked us for bringing them there a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Olga S
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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)
“erector set” (10 reviews)
“grocery store” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 5 weeks ago

This place is a must see for young or young at heart. Set in beautiful downtown Salem directly next to the park and bridge you could not ask for a better location. You can rent the space for birthday parties or overnight adventures.

Thank Becca S
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, Becca!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We went there to explore with our boy . My eight year old thanked us for bringing them there a million times ! They had such a fun time. Each room has interactive activities and the outdoor play area is pretty much amazing ! I...More

Thank Olga S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Mr Gilbers home has been all fixed up most likely better than new, but a few years back some bought the name and a few old toys for a lot of money. Still worth seeing nice old house right on the river with a play...More

1  Thank Gabriele R
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Took grandchildren for a day of fun and learning. Great exhibits and hands on for kids. Lovely picnic tables to eat your lunch that you can bring with you.

Thank lgl2202
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Gilbert House was once occupied by A.C. Gilbert who created, among other things, the American Flyer electric train and the Erector Set. Lots of hands on activities for kids of all ages. A short walk from Riverfront Park and the Carousel.

Thank scooter46
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The Gilbert House is a great place for kids to explore and burn some energy! There are several play/exploration areas inside which are perfect for for those rainy Oregon days and a huge outdoor play area that kids love. Pack a lunch and get ready...More

Thank Alibetad
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your visit, Alibedtad!

Reviewed 5 August 2017

I was not sure if my kids would like this place, thinking it may be too young for them (they are 12 and 10). I could not believe how much they loved it! I think we spent about 4 hours there and they didn't want...More

2  Thank ketah777
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Ketah, Thank you for your visit! We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 22 July 2017 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!

1  Thank Samantha A
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Samantha, Thank you for your visit! We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

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

1  Thank moseah
Gilbert H, Public Relations Manager at Gilbert House Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

Thank you for your visit!

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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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