Programs + Events

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


Reservations for two-hour blocks of playtime are available Tuesday - Saturday by clicking on the link below to be taken to our reservations page to select your play times.

Celebrate summer with this family getaway to Washington’s Great Wolf Lodge. Enjoy a two night stay for four in a room with two queen beds, a sleeper sofa, semi-private living area, microwave, refrigerator and $360 gift card for Great Wolf Lodge fun! Second prize is a gift basket full of everything to step up your backyard grilling game with MAK grills rubs and sauces and lots of great grilling tools. Third place will have you completed rejuvenated and ready to go after you visit Neaman MediSpa for a platinum HydraFacial and your very own SkinMedica Lumivive Day/Night Skincare System. Tickets must be purchased by August 16, 2021. Drawing will be held on August 18, 2021 All prizes must be claimed by August 23, 2021.

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"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that is pretty much the same thing."  We don't know who said it originally, but we couldn't agree more. You just can't get enough of the frozen treats prepared by our friends at On Any Sundae, 3987 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302 and on  Thursday, July 29th from 3pm to 6pm, your purchase will also be supporting your favorite children's museum!

Order your favorites or try something new...20% of every treat purchased when you mention Gilbert House Children's Museum between 3pm and 6pm will be donated to support the programs and play spaces you love.

Storybook Lane
Throughout the month of July

Visit Salem Riverfront Park and take a stroll along the West side of Gilbert House Children's Museum and enjoy reading Boom Chicka Rock as you enjoy your walk.

Storybook Lane April

It's Loteria Night at Xicha Brewing, 576 Patterson St NW Suite 140, Salem, OR 97304 on Tuesday, August 10 from 6pm - 8pm.  Purchase your game cards and join in the fun. Each month they select a different community non-profit to support and this month it is Gilbert House Children's Museum.  Grab some great food and beverage and join in the fun.

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