Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Open on Mondays during holiday breaks & summer break!  Closed on Mondays, when school is in session. 

Please note that Gilbert House Children’s Museum exhibits and programs are designed for children, ages 2-10, with the following admission policy:

  • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult—we do not admit children without an adult.
  • Parents under the age of 18 are always welcome with their own children.
  • If you are interested in viewing our museum or our A.C. Gilbert exhibit in particular, our visitor services staff will be happy to give you a brief tour of our facility.
  • Adults without children will be refused admission, but offered a tour.
  • The Museum reserves the right to refuse admission.

The museum is closed on:
New Year’s Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

The museum closes early on the following holiday:
Christmas Eve at 1:00 P.M.


Inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Museum may close the Outdoor Discovery Center or close completely. Inclement weather closures will be posted on the Museum’s homepage, Facebook and Twitter.

Please call 503-371-3631 for details.

ASTC Museum Members

Gilbert House participates in the ASTC Travel Passport program and offers free general admission to members from other ASTC museums. 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.


Children under 1Free
General $8
Seniors (60+)$7

Group Rate Information

Advance scheduling is required to receive group rates. Click here to download our Field Trip Registration form, which you will need to fill out to set up a group visit. You can visit our Field Trips page for more information on each option.

The group rate is $5.00 per person. This rate is applicable to organized groups of 10 or more paid admissions. One adult chaperone for every 5 students is required and is admitted free. Additional adults are admitted at the group rate. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any group that does not have the required number of chaperones.

Call 503-371-3631 for more information about scheduling a group.

Because our exhibits are housed in three unique historical houses, the first level of each house is accessible by wheelchair, which includes about half the exhibits. The Outdoor Discovery Area is accessible all the way up to the Erector Set climbing tower.

Persons who cannot make it to upstairs exhibits due to wheelchair accessibility will be admitted at ½ regular admission rate. One attendant who stays with this individual will be admitted free of charge. If you have any questions about accessibility and would like help planning your visit, please call us at the Museum at 503-371-3631.