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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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I think I liked it better than my kids

Lots of fun hands on activities for kids and stuff, but I found myself playing the Michigan fight... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kelly C
Love this place

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nina d
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
116 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3437
+1 503-371-3631
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Nina d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AC Gilbert's Discovery Village is a treasure in the Salem community. The outdoor climbing tower was constructed by volunteers years ago. Inside the several houses on the property, there are rotating exhibits...so it's not always the same. It's educational as well as fun for the...More

Thank CathyEC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no main museum. It's in three older houses and some out buildings. If you can't go up stairs then you miss part of the two homes. It's all hands on and designed for younger kids so great for preschoolers and elementary kids. Older...More

1  Thank Mom2azoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best, most unique children museums we have been to-and we have done many! It is very unique in set up, spread across three houses, plus two smaller buildings and a huge outside space. Only the first floors are accessible, so...More

1  Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My daughter loves to go here as there is always so much to do. And they do change it uo a bit to keep it exciting for the kids.

1  Thank jjnks72
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My husband, two kids and I explored the museum last weekend for our first time. The location is right down near the river in Salem and because of that the parking is a bit tricky. The building itself is two separate Victorian homes that have...More

1  Thank oregonmomma2
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This wonderful fully interactive children's Musem was an incredible hit for our 5 yr old twins, there Mom, and me Grammie. Each was totally engaged and entertained by the exhibits, the playing, the musical marimba boxes, and the opportunities to climb, run, and jump. Our...More

1  Thank clpb
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were in Salem to visit extended family, and since the Gilbert House Children's Museum participates in the ATSC Passport Program, I took my kids there. It's a nice children's museum, but it's more focused for younger children of 3 to 5 years old. My...More

1  Thank Vancouver_Roary
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Peggy C
what is the cost
13 August 2016|
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Response from geraldscard | Reviewed this property |
I honestly do not remember. It was minimal and well worth it. Sorry, check it on their web site.