Gilbert House Children's Museum in Salem reopening to the public with safety in mind

The museum is gradually reopening after news of the Portland Children’s Museum’s permanent closure. Limited capacity and timed ticketing are some of the precautions.

SALEM, Ore. — At Gilbert House Children’s Museum in Salem, news of the Portland Children’s Museum permanently closing hit hard. 

“We’re a really tight-knit community within the children’s museum world,” said Gilbert House Children’s Museum Executive Director Alicia Bay. “I’m definitely heartbroken with the rest of our colleagues of the closing of Portland Children’s Museum…we know how important they are in the lives of children.”

Bay is thankful Gilbert House is able to reopen again following a year-long closure. There

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