Small Party: Up to 15 guests
$125 Members / $150 Nonmembers

Medium Party: Up to 30 guests
$225 Members / $250 Nonmembers

Large Party: Up to 45 guests
$325 Members / $350 Nonmembers

Come celebrate in the Wilson-Durbin House – a large, bright multi-purpose room overlooking the river (near the Erector Set & Discovery Campground).

  • Museum admission for the day for all guests
  • Private accommodations for 1-1/2 hours in a party room

Party Details…

  • Guests include adults and children (up to two hosts and guest of honor are free)
  • Room reservation time includes set-up and clean-up time.
  • Reservations are subject to room availability.
  • $25 for each additional half hour (subject to availability).
  • Museum provides tables, chairs, white table linens, and access to refrigerator/freezer.
  • $25 non-refundable deposit required for reservation*.
  • Balance due no later than 7 days prior to party.


Birthday Gift in gift bag: $15

  • Option 1: Gilbert House T-Shirt
  • Option 2: Gilbert House water bottle
  • Option 3: Gilbert House stuff animal in sweatshirt hoodie

Party Favors for Guests: $5/guest, max 15

  • Favor bags include: 1 custom bubbles, 1 GHCM pencil, & 1 GHCM wristband

Polaroid Photo Frames Activity: $30/ 10 guests

  • Includes polaroid photos on Gilbert House Chair
  • Guests design their own photo frame with provided supplies.

Popcorn Machine Rental:

  • $15/ 8 oz. bag of kernels; 10 popcorn serving bags
  • $5/ additional 8 oz. kernels
  • $1/ guest: candy mix-ins
  • Will be popped by an employee for your convenience.

*Refunds based on days prior to party. 7-day cancellation notice for a full party refund minus deposit; at least a 3-day cancellation notice is required for a 50% refund minus deposit. There is no refund for a cancellation notice of less than 3 days.

In the event of a Museum closure, you will be contacted by phone on the day of your party and have the option of either rescheduling or requesting a full refund.

To Schedule Or Inquire About Parties, Please Contact:

Our Rentals Coordinator at (503) 371-3631 or visitorservices@acgilbert.org, or use form below.

Celebrate your special occasions here! Birthdays, Graduations, Showers…the list goes on!

Birthday Information Request

Use this form to request birthday party information. It does NOT book your party or guarantee any dates or times.
  • Your first choice for a party date. Availability of a date is not guaranteed until party is scheduled with Rentals Coordinator and deposit is paid.