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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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Amazing birthday spot

My family and I visited Stepping Stones which was recommended by family that live in Connecticut... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tiny T
via mobile
Crowded, Loud and Happy

This children's museum has so much to offer. My grandson loves it. He especially loves the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda M
Norwalk, Connecticut
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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.
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  • 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 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I visited Stepping Stones which was recommended by family that live in Connecticut. Visiting from the UK and wanting a special day for our little boy that was turning 2, we planned to visit the museum. Glad that we did as he...More

Thank Tiny T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This children's museum has so much to offer. My grandson loves it. He especially loves the water/ball area, even though he gets very wet every time! I think it would be helpful if they opened at 9:00 instead of 10 am and/or closed at 6...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We bought this museum so much that we bought a membership. We will bring our kids sporadically even though it's a 40 minute drive from our house. The kids absolutely love it. They interact so much and learn a lot. Recommend for little babies til...More

Thank tar419
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend time with kids younger than 6y. In summer time the outdoor playground is nice and interesting for kids. There is also water activities which are always a hit. The only downside is that it could be a little bigger place, since...More

Thank MahonenTravellingFIN
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

So many hands on activities!!!! My kids love the water and air lab and their construction site. There are always some seasonal activities too. The only thing I didn't like this time - too many summer camps :-( Call and check before you go in...More

Thank stajka
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My five year old really enjoyed Stepping Stones museum. It had a fantastic interactive water and ball play area, and a number of other interesting exhibits. Expensive admission, but well worth it.

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 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 12 July 2017 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 11 July 2017 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 11 July 2017 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
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