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Family Adventures {Gilbert House Children’s Museum}

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If you’re looking for a fun day out with your toddler I HIGHLY recommend the Gilbert House Children’s Museum. Although, prepare better, unlike us and plan to spend the whole afternoon there! After moving to Salem, and diving into the recreation available here, we decided to take Zizi to the museum for the morning while she was visiting. We had no idea what to expect and what we were getting into. Needless to say we were pleasantly surprised by what we found!

Little did we know there are THREE buildings of toddler activity heaven…. Cash would have spent hours just in the first room.

 We eventually convinced him to venture upstairs, passing the cookie counter wall and into the Asia themed room with the Panda Bears… again hard to convince to leave!

 Moving on {finally} we entered a room with a large screen and light reflective play. Cash was a little too young to fully appreciate the coolness of this room, and made a quicker exit. We’ll be back though!

 Now this is the exhibit that captivated the toddler the most. There is an air tube where you can ‘launch’ cut pieces of pool noodles into the air. I’m sure there is a more scientific explanation…. It is surrounded by aviation exhibits and other airplane fun…. but Cash probably launches about a hundred noodles into the air, non stop! Which gave us a great break to feed Wyatt…

 And finally, there is a “garden” room where you can pull up carrots, pluck fruit off of trees painted on the wall and a whole lot more, including a life sized cow {which you cannot ride} and tractors {which you can ride} We ran out of time and had to leave before spending quality time in each exhibit. We will definitely be back though! 

We had a fantastic experience and the staff members we did meet were very nice and helpful. I would highly recommend a trip here if you’re coming through the Salem area!


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