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“Excellent for the kids and fam!”

Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed August 20, 2012

So great of a place we got the ACM memberbship here which is good for nearly any Children's Museum worldwide! Well though space arrangement; great welcoming service and always something fun, exciting, and interesting happening here. We take our friends and family here at least once a month, and we don't even live in CT! Great location near a park, eating area outside and in, special exhibits and continually upgraded this museum is a plus. Not stagnant; changed for the the kids is a plus! BEST program: the Around the World Series- your kids get a passport and each month there's a performance or activity centered from different parts of the world and participants get their passport stamped. How cool is THAT?!?!

Thank TruNuYawkr
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Just got back from Stepping Stones. Took the kids for a weekend trip to Norwalk, Ct., and they loved it. They have ample parking across from the entrance, and in a nice part of town within Matthews Park.
This museum was so cute; specifically tailored to children. I've been to museums before, and although it's not the biggest, its very nice and very clean and more than enough things for children to do. We were there for over 2 hours and only left because the museum was closing. I could have stayed a lot longer because my kids were having a great time. Its educational, entertaining, stimulating and fun all at the same time. There are different area and rooms so no one would be bored. Definitely something for everyone. They also have outdoor play areas. We didn't eat there but I believe they have a cafe as well as a gift shop. I would definitely go back!!

Thank celi17
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

There are so many interactive activities geared to younger children. My grandson enjoyed the water activities the most. He had a wonderful time
going from science based activity to activity. I recommend highly.

Thank Leila C
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

the museum is recommended till 10 years old age.
you have plenty to do there. the most interactive and educative sector: hydraulic energy

Thank ANGELES7948
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

The worst part about our trip was trying to get our 2 yr old to leave. There was so much to do and while the space appears to be small, the exhibits sprawl out quite nicely with each exhibit/area well condensed into a truly enjoyable experience for all visitors.

Our highlights were the outdoor play area (where kids are free to roam around building and constructing things out of huge "blocks"), the Energy Lab (where air and water are used to teach kids about energy and movement), the Blue Man Group Stage (where kids and adults can perform using pipe percussion setups), and the construction area (where kids can build and create using various items). Some areas even have costumes that kids can grab and wear to help them get into character. There are restrooms everywhere and they are all clean. The cafe had reasonably priced items, too.

Tips:
* Get there early to enjoy the popular outdoor play area when the weather is nice. It can get REALLY crowded back there in the middle of the day.
* Bring a change of clothes as your kids might get a little wet in the Energy Lab.

We'll be back to take advantage of the crafts and coloring activities along with some of the science demonstrations.

Overall it was a bit expensive, but worth every dollar.

Thank ireg
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