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Squeaky Clean
Spring Break

Have some good, clean, soapy fun during our Squeaky Clean Spring Break. Reserve time during Spring Break for your family of up to six people (children and adults) to play in the all-new Bill's Bubble Factory! Reservations must be made in advance and all COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly enforced.  A little bit of soap and a WHOLE LOT of FUN!

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Gilbert House Reopening Plan

We know that you have lots of questions about when we will be able to reopen. We still have a lot of questions too. We want to make sure you are safe when you come back to play and that you enjoy the setting you have come to expect at Gilbert House. In order to make sure there aren't a lot of fits and starts we are starting our phased reopening with our Squeaky Clean Spring Break.

Squeaky Clean Spring Break Reservations for families up to 6 (single household)
$20 members | $25 nonmembers  Member reservations will open on Saturday, February 20 and non member reservations will open on Saturday, February 27.

Following Spring Break we will be taking reservations for single families to come and play in parts of the museum that we are able to safely open and keep disinfected. Follow our social media and check back on our website for days and pricing.

To protect your membership dollars we won't fully reopen until we know that we are able to stay reopened. By keeping your membership on pause, when we fully reopen your member benefits will be fully intact for the amount of time you had left on your membership when we closed.

During our phased reopening your membership will still allow you to have discounts on reserving time and space for your family to play. We are keeping your membership active so that you are still able to access benefits from our partners such as OMSI and Evergreen Air and Space Museum.

The second phase of our reopening plan will be our STEAMsational Summer Camps. Camp spaces will be limited to 24 per camp and all COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly followed. Nonmember registration opens on March 29. More information is available by clicking here.

As we move further into summer we hope to have guidance and guidelines in place that will allow us to open more of our exhibit space for you to enjoy.

Until then, THANK YOU for your patience and understanding. Your family's health and safety is our number one priority


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Event Calendar

Just because you can't come play at our house doesn't mean we don't still have a lot of fun activities planned for you! Check out our social media and event calendar for our monthly physically distanced and virtual events, as well as activities you can do at home.



Let's get that cardio pumping. Teacher Valerie is back with a fun Movement Monday to get you up and moving, and get that blood flowing to your brain. #gilberthouseathome #gilberthousechildrensmuseum #brainbreak #movementmonday #letsgetmoving ...
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We haven't forgotten about Movement Monday, but we wanted to make sure to thank all of you for sharing your favorite places to play at Gilbert House and to congratulate @Rachael Yost for having her name drawn as our Facebook drawing winner of four free entries to Recess. #gilberthouserecess #freegiveaway #wehaveawinner #springreenergized #gilberthousechildrensmuseum ...
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Are you heading out to the grocery store this weekend? Be sure to print our our grocery store scavenger hunt for the kids to complete as you are walking through the aisles. #gilberthouseathome #gilberthousechildrensmuseum #scavengerhunt #grocerystore #learningthroughcreativeplay #winterreimagined #springreenergized ...
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We have missed you all so much and what better to say THANK YOU for all of your support this past year than with a GIVEAWAY! It has been a year since we have been able to have you here to play. As part of our phased reopening we are offering an opportunity for play in our outdoor area.Here is your chance to win Four (4) Free Admissions to Gilbert House's Recess!HOW TO ENTER:1. Make sure you follow @gilbert_house if you're not already.2. Tell us your favorite place to play at Gilbert House Children's Museum3. Tag a friend.(This giveaway is open to Oregon residents only. Giveaway is in no way endorse or sponsored by Facebook or Instagram. Giveaway bears no cash value, we just wanted to share our excitement about having kids be able to come back to play. Admission includes both adults and children and all rules for museum play must be followed. Giveaway will be closed at 9:59am PST 03/06/2021. Winners will be announced 03/08/2021. Good Luck!#gilberthousechildrensmuseum #phasedreopening #gilberthouserecess #springreenergized #giveaway #learningthroughcreativeplay #gilberthouseathome #thingstodoinsalem #getoutandplay ...
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Our Kitchen Team is celebrating National Reading Month with recipes of a literary nature. All of this month's recipes have some connection to one of their favorite books. Today it is all about the Lorax with their Lorax sandwich. #gilberthouseathome #gilberthousechildrensmuseum #gilberthousekitchenteam #readacrossamerica #celebratereading #nationalreadingmonth #springreengineered ...
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