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“Great experience!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village
116 Marion St Northeast, Salem, OR 97301
503-371-3631
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Ranked #4 of 29 attractions in Salem
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is a private nonprofit children's museum located in downtown Salem's Riverfront Park. Founded in 1989, A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village provides innovative and stimulating educational experiences which spark children's natural curiosity. The Village's mission is to “inspire children of all ages to learn and grow through play.” This is accomplished through fun and challenging exhibits, camps, birthday parties, membership opportunities and outreach programs in the sciences, arts, and humanities. The Village is composed of three historic house; the Rockenfield House, Gilbert House and Parrish House.
Salem, Oregon, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Gilbert House is prefect on a sunny or rainy day. Great play structure for the kids to explore and burn off some energy. Each house on the property has different learning events, arts and crafts and more exploring. I've been to the Gilbert House during holiday events, birthday parties and just for fun.

Visited December 2012
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Kula, Hawaii, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great day of fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We spent the day here with two other families (kids from 9-9 months). Everyone had a great time. The play structure was wonderful and the kids all had a great time. The hands on play areas are well organized and the kids had a great day.

Visited June 2013
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Keizer, Oregon, United States
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“Fun for kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great for little ones, not very expensive. Wait for a day that is not packed if possible. Although, there are a few special days that they do that you should enjoy too. We loved the bubble room! Make sure if your going on a hot day to wear sunscreen because the play equipment can get HOT!

Visited October 2012
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Albany, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fun and Educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This place is a must for children. Lots of hands-on learning and discovering. Adults have just as much fun. Plan on going and spending the day.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Fun For the Curious Mind from 5 to 105!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A, C, Gilbert Discovery Village is the place to go for a last minute excursion, filed trip or even family reunions! Science and crafts and musical instruments oh my! Ever wonder what's going on inside a bee hive? Well you can see close up here. Beginner to advance jungle gyms for all ages and even party rooms that you can reserve. Don't forget the photo op on the giant rocking chair outside the door! Get the fam together and go have some good old fashioned fun!

Visited October 2012
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