Donate to Gilbert House

Donate to Gilbert House

Inspire children to learn through creative play.

Please consider including Gilbert House Children’s Museum in your charitable giving this year. Your gift to our nonprofit organization is tax deductible and will continue to support our educational opportunities at the Museum, expand our reach to serve more families throughout our community, and further our mission of inspiring children to learn through creative play. Your donation will help us build and maintain exceptional educational programming, and offer hands-on exhibits for discoveries in the sciences, technology, engineering, art, and math.  With your support, we are able to offer reduced-price memberships for families in need, free-admission days for families in Salem and beyond, and field trip experiences for local school groups at discounted rates.

We invite you to give online, or mail a check:
Gilbert House Children’s Museum • 116 Marion St. NE • Salem, OR 97301

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Learn how you can double the impact of your donation, and claim a Cultural Tax Credit on your state taxes, through the Cultural Trust.

Supporting our Museum

Gilbert House Children’s Museum is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1989, we strive to provide educational opportunities for our community with our 15 hands-on exhibits and 20,000 ft² Outdoor Discovery Area, field trips, and daily programs. Our organization relies on funding beyond our admissions, memberships, and rentals. We receive support from our community partner, the City of Salem, and funding from foundations, business sponsorships, and individual donations. All gift funding goes towards creating a better museum, new exhibits, and more educational opportunities for our visitors.

Business Sponsorships

We invite local businesses to partner with Gilbert House Children’s Museum to fund new exhibits, sponsor special events, or sponsor a month of programming within our Gilbert Engineering Studio. It is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to creative learning experiences for young children and to let the community know more about your company.  We have opportunities to fit any financial contribution, and can tailor your sponsorship to be meaningful to you.  Sponsorships include name exposure for your business through related signage and promotional materials.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact our Executive Director, Alicia Bay, at

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