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Stepping Stones Museum for Children

303 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
+1 203-899-0606
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Worth a visit if you have kids under age 6/7

A fun, educational place for young children. Since admission prices are expensive one should... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly D
Norwalk, Connecticut
via mobile
Hours of fun

Every time we visit my parents in Ct we have to stop at Stepping Stones. My five year old will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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303 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
+1 203-899-0606
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun, educational place for young children. Since admission prices are expensive one should consider a membership if planning to return (sometimes discounted memberships are available on suzysaid.com, Groupon, or Living Social. Families of active military also get discounts and usually One night a week...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit my parents in Ct we have to stop at Stepping Stones. My five year old will spend hours going to all the different rooms. Our favorite is the water room, or the energy lab, as it is called because of all...More

Thank maxinesmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 6.5 year old has been coming here for about three years now and enjoys it every time. There are always new exhibits, activities and special guests along with a core of well-loved ones. The Energy Lab, what I call the "water room" is always...More

Thank MellowMarsh74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is wonderful to hang out at with family, friends, and children. It's so much to do and see there. There is so much to learn and see as well. Wonderful place to visit.

Thank Shernik S
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited with our 13 month old. Admission is $15 per person unless your kids are under 1. I found this awfully pricey since parents aren't really doing anything. We didn't eat there so I don't know if the food is...More

Thank MrsS0613
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

$15 per adult and children under one are free. We had a great time. Although the museum will only get better as our daughter gets older, she had a good time running around, playing with other kids, and playing with interactive sections. Can't wait to...More

Thank Reingding13
SteppingStonesMC, Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad your daughter had a wonderful time exploring and learning with us. Please let us know if there are any items you would prefer to see in our cafe - we are always looking for ways to...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

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...More

Thank Dusty M
SteppingStonesMC, Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for visiting, Dusty! We’re glad your grandson had a wonderful time, and we look forward to seeing you and your grandson on many more occasions!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank Maryinred
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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...More

Thank Fern P
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