Programs + Events

Coming up at Gilbert House Children's Museum

Virtual Costume Contest

Virtural DIY Costume Contest

What will you be for Halloween? We want to see what creative costumes you can come up with at home! Share your photos with us and be entered into our first ever Virtual Costume Contest.

Send photo of your child in their costume to by 4pm on Friday, October 23, 2020

Winners will be posted on social media on Oct 27, 2020. Prizes may be collected at the museum before November 10, 2020

Gizmo Trick-or-Treat
October 31, 2020   1pm-3pm

Working with some of our local business partners, we are constructing safe and physically distanced candy delivery systems to help you start your Halloween fun. Put on your costumes and join the fun on the sidewalks around Gilbert House Children's Museum as candy is delivered to you by catapult, a ghost zipline, a candy pipeline and more.

Invitation to Halloween Event
visual scavenger hunt

Visual Scavenger Hunt
Throughout the month of October

Visit Salem Riverfront Park and take a stroll along the North and West sides of Gilbert House Children's Museum and see if you can spot the characters hidden in our windows. Once you have found them all, bring your completed checklist to the Parrish House (the green house facing Water St.) and ring the doorbell to receive a special treat. (Checklists may be turned in Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm) Visual Scavenger Hunt