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Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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Address: 303 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
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+1 203-899-0606
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Stepping Stones Museum for Children ignites a child's love of learning...

Stepping Stones Museum for Children ignites a child's love of learning through play. Open your world to our hands-on exhibits and exciting programs. With our five main galleries and over 100 hands-on activities, children become wide-eyed with wonder. As they see, hear, touch, feel and do, their ever-growing minds venture to amazing new places. Our Traveling Exhibit Gallery changes every few months so you can always expect new and fascinating adventures. Stepping Stones mission is to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities for children ages ten and under and to enhance their understanding of the world. The museum seeks to create an environment that inspires lifelong learning and supports parents, caregivers and educators as facilitators of children's explorations.

Stepping Stones is open daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and CLOSED Mondays between Labor Day and Memorial Day (School Year Hours) Hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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Grandson loved it!

Wanted to do something with my toddler grandson and paid a visit. On the way out I bought a membership. We were there for 2 hours and I will definitely be back with him frequently... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dusty M
Norwalk, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wanted to do something with my toddler grandson and paid a visit. On the way out I bought a membership. We were there for 2 hours and I will definitely be back with him frequently on the days I watch him. The surrounding park is also nice for a picnic, the ice cream truck was there, and there is a... More 

Thank Dusty M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has come a long way over the years. They do a lot to change it up and the people who work here are excellent. Worth a stop with the grandkids or friends from out of town if you're looking for something fun to do with kids!

Thank Tim B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been a member for 3 or more years.... Grandaughter loves the museum! The water play is always a hit... They refresh the exhibits...and the music in the music room. The deli food in their diner is not great.... but you can get some yogurt.

Thank Maryinred
Cheshire, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stepping Stones offers fun for all - from toddlers to grandparents! Very interactive exhibits, opportunities for creative play, and special events. Bring snacks/lunch or buy them in the cafe and eat out under the "tent". End your visit at the outdoor playground at the far end of the parking lot. Many local libraries offer free passes so check it out... More 

Thank Fern P
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went here with friends who are members. This is a fun place to teach young children science, art, medicine, and technology. Fun for the kids as well as the adults.

Thank Theresden
Wallingford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant staff and a nice setting. The activities were ok but more geared towards an older child and not a three year old. It was really crowded on Presidents Day Monday. The activities were educational in nature which is fine, but not geared towards a younger child. The price was steep in my opinion. $15 for adults and children... More 

Thank Pekelo98
Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for young children to play and explore! My kids love the water exhibit and the activities (crafts, Zumba, seasonal presentations). It can get busy on weekends and school breaks, but it's always clean and always a good time.

Thank bgdWestport
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Went with a bogo passing through on a road trip. Museum had very similar activities of other children's museum, and nothing stood out. My son who was 4 at the time had fun, nothing too challenging- mostly interactive open play stations. Train ride was cute outside.

Thank JRG F
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This place is fun for the little ones that want to explore. There is water, balls, a train, construction, and many, many other attractions for the toddlers on up through the tweens giventhe outsoor space. You can spend hours exploring this place. Not as big as some of these type (e.g. The Do-Seum in San Antonio), but quality nonetheless.

Thank Frances C
Brookfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

It was a pleasure to spend the day at this museum.My grandson spent hours playing on the various exhibits and at no time was he bored or uninterested. The craft project for the day was a turkey bag. He had fun with the glue and feathers. The staff was present but not over bearing. Here's a tip. Convert your admission... More 

Thank Stephen S
SteppingStonesMC, Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Stephen. We are very pleased to know that your grandson had so much fun exploring and creating his turkey bag. We appreciate your recommendation regarding yearly memberships. They indeed pay for themselves very quickly. We have some fantastic events comping up this month, so we hope to see you and your grandson again soon! More 

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