Gilbert House Membership

You can now purchase or renew your membership online! *Please note you will receive your membership packet in the mail within 2 weeks. Your membership is not active until you receive your packet. If you need to use your membership immediately, the fastest way to get it is to purchase it in person at the Museum.

Purchase a Gilbert House Membership here!

We now have Foster Family Memberships available. Download the application here.

We offer reduced rate ACCESS Family Memberships for families receiving public assistance in Marion and Polk counties. To see qualifying types of assistance, click here.

Members Receive

  • Free admission to the Museum for one full year from date of purchase.
  • Two complimentary one-time use guest passes.
  • Free general admission to 347 Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) worldwide and in Oregon! See the list of museums. NOTE: According to ASTC Travel Passport restrictions, members from other ASTC museums must live more than 90 miles from Gilbert House Children’s Museum to receive free admission. Some museums within a 90-mile radius of us provide reciprocal admission by special arrangement. Please call us to verify.
  • Discounted admission on our yearly special events, such as the Salem Mini Maker Faire.
  • Gilbert’s Gift Shop discount of 10%.
  • Reduced fees for birthday parties, summer camps, and classes.
  • Special Members Only events every month.
  • Our bi-weekly e-newsletter with advance notice of upcoming Museum events.
  • Two-for-one coupons for visits to participating Northwest children’s museums.

To purchase/renew your membership, use the link above, or stop by Gilbert House Children’s Museum.

Schedule of Members Activities taking place in 2016:

  • February 10: Valentine Tea
  • April 20: Spring Crafts
  • May 4: Mother’s Day Crafts
  • June 15: Father’s Day Crafts – pirate hats & treasure maps
  • July 20: Fun in the Sun – geometric sand castles
  • August 17: Garden Sampler taste test
  • September 21: Native American Day – beaded crafts
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26: Fall Crafts every Wednesday for Member Appreciation Month
  • November 16: Thanksgiving Crafts
  • December 14: Winter Crafts

Membership Prices

Gilbert Membership includes up to two named adults and up to four named children.

  • one-year pass  $85
  • two-year pass   $160

Gilbert Plus
Gilbert Plus Membership includes up to two named adults and up to four named children, as well as two guests per visit. One named adult on the membership must be present to admit guests.

  • one-year pass  $100
  • two-year pass  $190