Learning Through Creative Play

A.C. Gilbert created a tradition of play that has lasted for generations. At Gilbert House Children's Museum we are honored to carry on A.C. Gilbert's legacy of learning through creative play. We invite you to explore the many options we have for active learning through play at home and at the museum.

Summer play reservations are available in two three hour blocks beginning at 10am. Visit acgilbert.org/back-to-play/ to make your reservations to play from 10-1, or 2-5. We can't wait to see you!

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Since our onsite programming was paused as a result of COVID-19, we have been bringing Gilbert House into your home.  By providing monthly activities for children and families to explore at home, we hope to keep kids actively developing their curiosity.

Dado que nuestra programación en el sitio se detuvo como resultado de COVID-19, hemos estado trayendo Gilbert House a su hogar. Al proporcionar actividades mensuales para que los niños y las familias exploren en casa, esperamos que los niños desarrollen activamente su curiosidad.


Storytime and Storybook Lane

Reading with your kids is a great way to help them develop confidence and build their literacy skills. We have a collection of stories available to view on our Vimeo and YouTube Channels. We hope you will pick up the book at the library or your favorite bookstore so that you can follow along.

When you are visiting Gilbert House, or just taking a walk in Riverfront Park, we hope you will enjoy reading our book on Storybook Lane. This story changes monthly and features some of our favorite contemporary children's books. If you are visiting on Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm, you will also want to check out our bookmobile lending library on the river side porch of Parrish House. We hope you will find a new favorite read to take home to enjoy.

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts are a fun way for kids to explore the world around them. During months with nice weather be sure to check for our window scavenger hunts at Gilbert House.

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