The Inventor’s Yard

The Inventor’s Yard


Drafted by Learning Landscapes, we hope you enjoy a sneak peak of The Inventor’s Yard Concept Plan.  To download or view in more detail, you may access the plan here.

Help us transform the Outdoor Discovery Area at Gilbert House Children’s Museum into The Inventor’s Yard with renovations that will make better use of the property, improve safety and accessibility, expand creative learning opportunities, introduce new types of play, and bring the bubbles back to Gilbert House with the addition of a glass bubble house.

These ideas represent what Gilbert House Children’s Museum could do if we meet our goals for the full project budget.  At present, we have already raised commitments of $200,000 toward the build.  We are now relying on personal donors like you for $150,000 of the budget, to be raised by January 2020.  All donors will be recognized in signage on the donor wall (See element 25), and receive regular updates on the project.  Please consider what amount you can give today to help us meet these project goals and deadlines!

If you are interested in becoming a business sponsor for this project, please contact our executive director, Alicia Bay, at

March 18th – April 12th:
We are participating in the A Community Thrives challenge, and are in the running for a $100,000 grant to fund our new Bubble Exhibit and exciting updates to the Outdoor Discovery Area!  Help us reach our goal of $6,000 by donating on our Crowdrise page today.

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