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Stepping Stones Museum for Children

303 West Ave, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850-4002
+1 203-899-0606
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great indoor activity for younger kids

my kids love it. it is mostly aimed at younger kids, mine still like going but have started to... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2016
Matthew S
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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Hours of fun for our toddler! (and us :))

Fun, clean, wonderful place to spend several hours with young children. There is also outdoor space... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2016
nyc2mom
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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.
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303 West Ave, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850-4002
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"the outdoor play area"
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"water exhibit"
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"change of clothes"
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"construction site"
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"bigger kids"
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"all ages"
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"my kids love"
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"older child"
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"great place for kids"
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"run around"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

my kids love it. it is mostly aimed at younger kids, mine still like going but have started to lessen in interest starting at about 2nd or 3rd grade.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Fun, clean, wonderful place to spend several hours with young children. There is also outdoor space to picnic and play. Fun train that kids can ride outside for a small fee. Worth a visit!

Thank nyc2mom
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a wonderful museum for children with everything "Hands-On". One entire room is devoted to water. Be sure your little one wears the slickers they provide. They might get a little wet otherwise.

Thank Jan A
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I have visited this museum with my kids. This museum is especially good for small kids, though my 6 and 9 yo found something to enjoy as well. There is a lot of information, and parents must assist their kids in order to explain everything....More

Thank milestiba
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SteppingStonesMC, General Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We value our visitor's feedback, and will certainly consider the items you have mentioned. We are glad to hear that your 6 and 9 year old enjoyed their experience here and are sorry to hear,...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We have been visiting this museum with our children over the years at various ages and stages, and having been to kids' museums throughout the continent, Stepping Stones remains our favorite! From outdoor maze areas and in-house cafeteria to light show dancing, exploring music to...More

Thank RDraiLI
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

It's a big place with lots of hands on things for kids to do...lots of pretend fun area. Cc there is even a water fun game for them you wear a bid not to get wet...so much for them to do and grow and learn...More

Thank Morganna
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

We loved Stepping Stones. We knew we were taking a risk bringing an 11 month old there, but this establishment had plenty to entertain her and help her develop! They have areas to climb, crawl, neat lessons about energy (maybe those went over her head...More

Thank Danma11
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

On the second Saturday of the month they offer free entrance to children with special needs and their families. This is fantastic for my family, my son has Autism. It is before it gets busy so he can enjoy it.More

Thank abtyma
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SteppingStonesMC, General Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2015

So glad to hear you enjoy it! We'd like to let you know that our Accessibility Days, on the second Saturday of each month, are now all day long! Families of children with special needs can get in for FREE anytime between 9:00 am and...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2015

A well-maintained, ingenious attraction for kids. Bright, fun, open and filled with visual surprises. Highly recommended!

Thank patrick g
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SteppingStonesMC, Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2015

Patrick, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate the kind words and recommendations and hope to see you and your kids back again in the near future!

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Reviewed 5 September 2015

This museum has many hands on activities for kids. There is a gift shop on property and a small cafe. They also have an outside area for the kids to run around.

Thank BusterBusBus
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SteppingStonesMC, Manager at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Dear Buster, Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you had a good experience and we hope to see you again someday.

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Becca S
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Response from stajka | Reviewed this property |
Not much ... like you said , small area for little kids with reading corner ... I find it more suitable for kids 2-5 years old ...
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