Before hands-on exhibits, museum-goers were forced to learn via their noses, rendering exhibits on historic skunk enclosures and prehistoric college dormitories particularly unpleasant. Put your digits to good use with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $11 for Salem Mini Maker Faire admission for two ($20 value)
- $22 for Salem Mini Maker Faire admission for four ($40 value)
- $11 for Discovery Village After Dark admission for two ($20 value)
- $22 for Discovery Village After Dark admission for four ($40 value)
The family-friendly Salem Mini Maker Faire takes place on Saturday, August 9, and will feature vendors, exhibits, and activities. Later that day, the Discovery Village After Dark will offer more grown-up exhibits, craft beer, and electronics for the 21-and-over crowd.
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is a hands-on children's museum spread across three historical houses that reside in Riverfront Park. It is named after A.C. Gilbert, a Salem native, toy magnate, and inventor of the Erector Set. True to a life spent creating educational and scientific toys, his namesake museum provides a place for kids to interact with exhibits that encourage play and provoke thought. From a giant model of an animal cell to a faux paleontological dig full of ancient bones to musical instruments like a South American rainwheel, the museum's stations encompass a number of scientific and cultural disciplines—though little ones might only interpret each activity as fun. Furthermore, youth can heal stuffed animals in the Village Vet Room or scale a 52-foot edifice that is one of the world's largest Erector Set towers, boasting three slides and a maze.
116 Marion St NE
Salem, Oregon 97301