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“First time to AC Gilbert”

Gilbert House Children's Museum
Ranked #7 of 81 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Gilbert House Children's Museum (formerly known as A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village) is a private nonprofit children's museum connected to downtown Salem's Riverfront Park. Founded in 1989, Gilbert House provides innovative and stimulating educational experiences which spark children's natural curiosity. The Museum's mission is to "inspire children to learn through creative play." This is accomplished through fun and challenging exhibits, camps, birthday parties, membership opportunities and outreach programs in the sciences, arts, and humanities. The Museum is composed of three historic houses; the Rockenfield House, Gilbert House and Parrish House.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 22, 2014

I have a 3.5 yr old boy, and was hesitant to go at first because I did not know if he would find it fun being so young. I'm glad we went though, he had a blast! And so did I.

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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.

Thank Paula M
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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.

Thank Naomi M
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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!

Thank Jenifer C
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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.

Thank Lisa S
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