Located in downtown Salem's Riverfront Park, this hands-on children's museum promotes learning through fun, interactive exhibits in the sciences, arts, and humanities.
We went here after we learned that the High Desert Heritage Museum was closed. We're glad we found this fantastic place that should be ranked higher. Outside is a overly-engineered gym complete with tubing runs. Regretably the diameter is correct for average proportioned kids and teens. The portly and adults keep getting stuck in the tubing, and it could be terrifying. Adults got involved with the young ones with the "beanie sock" craft. We were trying to make a Beanie Santa. It was fun, and the Museum had a craft leader with lots of supplies. Another product of advanced engineering is a bubble-making machine that makes a bubble curtain surrounding the entire body. Amazing!
As Children museums go, this one is rates 2 thumbs way up! It has so many great features, learning, education and play areas. I will continue to take my Grandchildren back for many years.
Great place to take a family of children
On our trip to Oregon (we are from Pennsylvania) our friends took us here to the Gilbert house. We very much enjoyed the maze playground outside. Well constructed with lots of places to climb though and hide when playing tag with the family. There are several slides, one being a spiral one with about 5 total spins. Sure makes u dizzy when getting out at the bottom. The indoor area was fun as well, but for our active family, the playground was the hit. We also packed a lunch and ate it there on tables outside.
Nice playground and some exhibitions
Opening till 5 pm, it’s a good place for the young kids to have fun. They will love the playground and the slides. Exhibitions where they can explore, it costs 8$ per person.
Grandparents Take Notice.
Gilbert House is the perfect place to take your grandkids from the time the can toddle until age 10+. Don't miss the memories you all will have.