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

Inspiring children to learn through creative play

Gillie on the Go

As a benefit of membership, you can have some of your favorite Gilbert House Children's Museum experiences at home.  For a nominal cleaning fee you will be able to take home some of your favorite exhibits and activities for up to two weeks.



Gilbert House at Home

Bring fun and creative learning into your home. Our subscription boxes are available to provide Pre-K and K-5 with hands-on, inquiry based educational opportunities through STEAM experiments, literacy activities, moments for movement and more. We also have opportunities for small groups of kids to take part in coding and engineering workshops onsite.

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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.


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We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow between 1pm and 3pm for Gizmo and Gadget Trick-or-Treat. In order to keep this safe for everyone, please be sure to wear a face mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and observe physical distancing requirements. #halloweenreengineered #gilberthousechildrensmuseum #ghcm #gizmoandgadgettrickortreat #covidhalloween #learningthroughcreativeplay #gilberthouseathome ...

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Here is fun and tasty way to work on math skills. Have the kids do the measuring...they won't even know they are doing math. Pumpkin Apple Muffins are a delicious blend of fall flavors in a healthy fruit and veggie filled muffin that the whole family will love. If you really want to work on improving math skills try doubling the recipe. #gilberthouseathome #ghcm #autumnreengineered #tastymath #learningthroughcreativeplay #learningisfun ...

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How will you decorate your table for Thanksgiving? We want to see what creative centerpieces you can come up with at home! Share your photos with us and be entered into our first ever Virtual DIY Table Centerpiece Contest.

Send a photo of your child with their centerpiece to by 4pm on Friday, November 20, 2020 Visit our website for more information #gilberthouseathome #gilberthousechildrensmuseum #autumnreengineered #virtualdiycontest #thanksgivingcenterpiece #craftingtahome #learningthroughcreativeplay

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This one will require grown-up help and supervision, but should be a lot of fun. Hovercrafts are lots of fun, and a great way to demonstrate the power of moving air. Visit to learn how to build a hovercraft you can ride. There is also a link for a smaller tabletop version. #gilberthouseathome #gilberthousechildrensmuseum #engineeringathome #learningthroughcreativeplay #STEAMathome #autumnreengineered ...

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The holiday may look different, but there is still a lot to be grateful for. Get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with an opportunity to win $500 worth of groceries from Roth's Fresh Markets. Drawings will also be held for a Family Night at Home package filled with some of the Gilbert House Advisory Committee's favorite family friendly board and card games and a basket full of everything you need to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner Charlie Brown style.Tickets are just $5 each or 5 for $20. Visit our website to learn more and to purchase your tickets today. ...

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