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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great place for toddlers

Yes the admission price is a bit high for what the location is but if you happen to get a Groupon or Amazon deal then that helps. They do have events where admission is free and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2015
Tash_300
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Yes the admission price is a bit high for what the location is but if you happen to get a Groupon or Amazon deal then that helps. They do have events where admission is free and you donate if you wish so keep that in mind. And if you are local then the membership price is worth it. Like i... More 

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SteppingStonesMC, Owner at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this review

Tash – Thank you for taking the time to post a review, and thank you for pointing out the great value offered by becoming a membership. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy our many wonderful special events, and it sounds like your toddler does too! Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

I have been twice now. I joined the first visit because it is very expensive to pay each time. The membership is totally worth it if you're local. The high admission price sticks in my craw a bit on principal (and why i didn't go sooner) but my kids (4 years old and 17 months old boys) love it so... More 

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steviegene
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

I don't understand all the good reviews for this place. Ill start with pros : Its clean. The water room is pretty cool. There is a cafe. On the other hand : this place is WAY OVERPRICED, often crowded & quite small. Stepping Stones charges $15 per person. The BOSTON children's museum - which is several floors of fun -... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

I went to Stepping Stones with my husband and 15 month old daughter. It seemed like a nice way to spend a wintery Saturday and let my daughter get some of her energy out. We knew going there that it would cost us $45 as a family to get in but I had never been and hoped the trip would... More 

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Peekskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

We took our 20 month old grandson. What a beautiful museum. Plenty to do, something for all ages. The museum is well planned and organized. I plan to return again soon. If you live nearby it's well worth buying a membership. Helpful hint- bring an extra set of clothes for your kids. There is a water play room. The kids... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

We visited this museum this week with our kids (5 years old), and they had a great time. The brightly coloured and lit museum made a great first impression. My kids loved the many hands-on activities and creative play at the museum. I liked that many of the activities were open-ended, and allowed the kids lead their own playing/learning (and... More 

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Norwalk, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Just recently my husband and I had a baby, this has been a great place to take our son on rainy days. It is the perfect setting for keeping baby calm and then, when he is awake great for visual stimulation. Wonderful hands on exhibits that are often changing and keeping fresh! There are several classic exhibits; sea lions, sharks,... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

We signed up for a year at the Museum so my grandson could use the facility. Every time we leave the Museum he cries because I doesn't want to leave it. I think that is the biggest recommendation.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Children love the Stepping Stones Museum for its entertainment. But behind the fun, there are educational value unconsciously absorbed while they play. In taking our grandsons to the museum was indeed good fun. The trip itself reminded the enjoyment we treasured over simple toys. To visit the museum should be viewed as an outing of such by spending leisure hours... More 

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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Such a fun, open, bright, and engaging space! I miss coming here all the time-- now my children are older, but last time I took them they had so much fun.

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