A Legacy of Play
Since 1989, the Gilbert House has been a place for interactive creativity and educational fun. The Gilbert House will open a new exhibit in honor of A.C. Gilbert whose goal was to spread happiness to everyone; A.C. Gilbert’s Legacy of Play room. The Children’s Museum will be holding its first Legacy of Play Day on Monday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m..
The museum will also open the “All About Me” exhibit on Friday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m. This new exhibit allows children to act as health and medical professions. Kids will use their imagination and creativity while becoming more educated about their own bodies.The goal is to make children more comfortable about going to their doctors. Alicia Bay, Gilbert House Executive Director says,
“We are so excited for the new All About Me exhibit, Children will be able to imagine themselves as medical professionals, hopefully have less intimidating experiences visiting their own doctors, and feel more empowered to make healthy choices because they can better understand how their bodies work,” Alicia Bay, Executive director of the Gilbert House, said on their website.
The All About Me exhibit will join the Discovery Campground, Fortopia, Tinker Tracks, A.C.’s Backyard [the world’s largest erector set tower], and much more. The Gilbert House also holds special events, found on their website.
“When I was little I would go to the Gilbert House and loved it. Especially the bubble room,” Sara Meyers ‘19 said. “Now I take my younger siblings and they love it too, it’s fun to watch them play in such a fun environment.”