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During class, parents who wish to stay nearby are encouraged to explore our 16 hands-on exhibits with another child (view admission prices) or enjoy Salem’s Riverfront Park!  Riverfront Park is connected to extensive nature trails in Minto-Brown Island Park for those looking for an active adventure.

*Please note:  There are no refunds for class cancellations or for class absences, or credits/transfers to a future class.  Museum admission not required for class participation.  Classes are held in Wilson-Durbin House at Gilbert House Children’s Museum – Students may access Wilson-Durbin directly from Water Street.  Question?  Please call us at 503-371-363.

Gear up for a tech-savvy class at Gilbert House, available for ages 8-13. Designed to teach the basics of computer programming through a Kindle app, these classes will engage your child’s love of technology to equip him or her to employ strategies for solving problems by developing and testing solutions.

Students will learn how “languages” are used to instruct a computer to perform functions, and they will use our Sphero robots to carry out these functions.

Our basic “Intro to Coding” class will be offered on a variety of dates,  and  is the prerequisite for all other “Coding Challenge” classes. Registration is separate for each consecutive class, so you can choose the dates that work best for your schedule!  View class descriptions here

View Class Descriptions & Schedule

  • Saturdays
  • Choose the dates that work for you!
  • All classes held in Wilson-Durbin at Gilbert House
  • Great for an extracurricular activity!
  • Aligned with ISTE standards

Click to Register!