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“Terrific place for children”

Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Ranked #3 of 37 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 July 11, 2013

This museum is an all 'hands on' place for chiildren. They have many rooms and exhibits that children can touch and learn with. The water attraction is very well done and lots of fun. We took our 3 year old grandughter and she had a blast playing with everything at this museum.

Thank Ira K
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

my family are members and we use it as a place to take the kids to get them out of the house when it is really hot out or a rainy day. they love it. it has a few exhibits that stay the same, and other exhibits that change from time to time so the kids have fun with new things.

there is an onsite restaurant/cafe with kids friendly food. a little bit pricey for chicken fingers and fries or a small personal pizza, but it is convenient.

there is an outdoor play area that the kids like too.

there is a segregated toddler area so the younger kids aren't run over by older kids. there is an indoor water play area with balls that float down an indoor river and get sucked into things and spit back out.

there is also an outdoor playground on the far side of the parking lot, with sprinklers in the hot weather.

it can get crowded on the weekends.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We took our three granddaughters (ages 7, 4 & 2) and they had a great time. They loved the market, the water play and toddler area. The museum is well designed clean and fully staffed. Kids have many activities to keep them occupied for hours. The one downside is the price. It is a very expensive museum where admission for a groups of adults with children can run you $60-$70. They even charge extra for the little train that runs around the parking lot. Families of limited means will find visiting tough on the wallet.

Thank Ernjack1972
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

I took my 9 year old nephew here and he didn't want to leave. The water exhibit seems to appeal to all ages, as did the temporary dinosaur exhibit. The outdoor play area is a great spot for kids to run around. The staff is friendly and attentive.

Thank Sally G
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great value for the price. The displays were fun for the adults too. The displays were colorful, varied and kept two five year olds occupied for hours. They didn't want to leave and neither did the adults. We will go earlier next time so we can spend more time playing. When we were tired and needed a break they had an outside play area under a wind shade right next to the cafe. We all rested and were refreshed. Located in a great park. Next time we will pack a picnic lunch and hang out in the park. We look forward to returning

Thank kerryCenterValley_pa
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