Programs + Events

Here's What's Happening at Gilbert House Children's Museum

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We have been inside for a LONG time. It is time to get back outside to play. We are taking reservations for two hours of uninterrupted play in our outdoor play are.  We hope you will join us...  It's time for RECESS!

Members $5 per person | Non Members $7 per person

Rain or Shine. All reservations are final. No refunds or exchanges.

After a long break, it is time to get Back to Play!

We are excited to have children back on site, playing in our exhibits and outdoor discovery area.  As we enter the Back to Play phase of our reopening plan, we will be limiting the number of visitors onsite to 40, and implementing a timed admission system.

Entry to play at Gilbert House Children's Museum will be available by reservation only.  Reservations are available Tuesday - Saturday in two hour blocks.  Reservations will open in two week blocks beginning with April 9th as the first day of play.

Please use the links below to make your reservations to come Back to Play.

Members: FREE | Non Members: See Admission Pricing

Rain or Shine.  All reservations are final.  No refunds or rescheduling.

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Storybook Lane April

Storybook Lane
Throughout the month of April

Visit Salem Riverfront Park and take a stroll along the West side of Gilbert House Children's Museum and enjoy reading The VERY Impatient Caterpillar as you enjoy your walk.  We have also updated our window scavenger hunt so be sure to check out the windows while you are walking around. Be sure to print our your activity sheet and complete the information and drop it off in the Parrish House (Green House) mailbox to receive your special treat.

We are looking forward to welcoming campers ages 6-9 for our STEAMsational Summer Camps. Camps will be limited to the first 24 registered for each week so be sure to register soon. Visit our website for more details and to register. Before and/or after care is available for each session as an additional fee add-on

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