Gilbert House Children’s Museum – Creative Play in Salem, Oregon

Inspiring children to learn through creative play


Our fifteen diverse exhibits and 20,000 ft² Outdoor Discovery Area provide hands-on learning while inspiring creative play in areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.


Camps & Classes

Our camps and classes utilize a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Our experienced educators and our Museum environment deliver an educational, fun, and creative experience.

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Event Calendar

Our daily crafts and activities provide a new adventure for each visit. Also look for seasonal activities, family-friendly celebrations, and special free-admission days throughout the year!

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Improving Access with The Inventor’s Yard

November 11, 2019

We have two months to go until breaking ground for The Inventor’s Yard outdoor renovation at Gilbert House Children’s Museum. ...

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