Gilbert House Children's Museum

Why Kids ♥ It

Ready, set, play! Our 20,000-square-foot Outdoor Discovery Area will delight your senses as you climb, dig, slide and explore! Step inside to find 15 hands-on exhibits, where you can role-play a variety of kid-sized careers, create a work of art, or take part in an engineering challenge. You’ll find endless hours of entertainment, just for kids.

Why Parents ♥ It

A short hop from Portland, Gilbert House offers a unique family experience, providing hands-on learning and discovery through exhibits that inspire creative play in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Watch your little ones develop new interests, engage with new technology, and gain a new perspective on the world around them.


Address: 116 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301


Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10 am-5 pm. Summer hours: Monday-Sunday: 10 am-5 pm.

Admission: Ages 2-59: $8; seniors (60+) and military: $7; children under 1: free. Free for members.

Free/Discounted Days: Free admission on February 18, Legacy of Play; June 24, Summer Block Party.

Programs for Homeschoolers: Yes! Please visit

Camps/Classes: Yes! Please visit

Special Events for Families/Kids: “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration, December 31. Check our event calendar for more seasonal activities:

Reciprocal Memberships: Association of Science – Technology Centers (ATSC), Travel Passport Program.

Get Social: | Instagram: @gilbert_house | Twitter: @Gilberthouse


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