The Gilbert House Children’s Museum is hosting its First Annual Legacy of Play Day on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Gilbert House Children’s Museum is named after Salem-born A.C. Gilbert. Gilbert was a scholar, inventor, Olympic athlete and gold medalist, entrepreneur, magician, and so much more. He left the world a legacy of play through a variety of inventions including magic sets, toys, and his famous Erector Sets, which is what inspired our 20,000 ft² Outdoor Discovery Area.
The Legacy of Play Day is a FREE admission day at Gilbert House Children’s Museum and we are offering A.C. Gilbert’s spirit of tinkering, engagement, and discovery to all of our guests by inviting the makers, tinkerers, and innovators of our community to share their expertise and trade. We hope this event will celebrate and contribute to building and strengthening a culture of innovation and play in our community.