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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
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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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Kids Love It!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
bgdWestport
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Westport, Connecticut
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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank bgdWestport
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Thank JRG F
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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Thank Frances C
Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit. We had only a short time due to an event happening that afternoon so were worried it wouldn't be enough time. But 2.5 hours with our toddler ended up being enough time to explore the space. Although she would have liked to stay longer. We brought an extra set of clothes and shoes for the... More 

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Thank Rosanna L
Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic hands on kids place! My niece had an absolute blast. My only complaint is the price of admission. 15$ for a two year old!!?!?!? With that being the price I don't think I will ever come back.

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1 Thank elizabeth p
SteppingStonesMC, Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your feedback. We hope you will give us another chance in the future and will let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your experience. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

On our way to Chatham from NYC, our family planned to stop here for our kids to spend some time. Since our kids were sleeping in the car, my husband was waiting in the car and I went into ask few questions about the food situation. After I talked to the reception, something got on my hand, so I went... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stepping Stones Museum was a wonderful place to have a birthday party with hands on activities for young children. Although the party was in one of their rooms, the museum allotted time for a walk through and water activities for the parents and children. I would recommend this for any family.

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Thank dorisb922
SteppingStonesMC, Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this review

Dear Doris, Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that everyone enjoyed the party. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you all again sometime soon. More 

Darien, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The museum is broken down into three main areas: the Energy Lab, which uses moving water to help teach how energy works; Tot Town, a basic showcase of the everyday world all around us; and a rotating exhibit which has involved rainforests, energy use, and the moon. Children have so much to look at, it's difficult to get through in... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Perfect for events as well! Great for kids. Indoor and outdoor areas. Large venue. Many activities. Different areas. Spread out with lots of room for the kids to move around. Lots of interactive exhibits. Plus the space rents out for parties, events ... Great space. Dance floor. They do a really nice job. Check it out!!!

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