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“Perfect place for toddlers”

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.
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have enjoyed many weekly visits to Stepping Stones. The museum is set up to offer different age-appropriate experiences. It has become a favorite for my 2 year-old, who never grows tired of exploring the water room and running around -- up and down the slides. It is always clean and the staff is courteous. The cafe has gluten free options, and is quite reasonable. It really is an enjoyable place to visit -- I never mind taking my kids there.

Thank Nicole E
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went as a family of grandparents, parents, and a 3- and 7-year old. Everyone had a great time! The water area was fantastic--much more creative, educational, and interesting than the usual water table; there was plenty to keep the older kids fascinated as well. The "lab coats" (rain coats) were clean and kept neatly hung under small blow dryers so they were not soggy and damp when the kids put them on. There was a dinosaur exhibit arranged as a maze, with a zip line and dinosaur feet that could be walked in so you could make dinosaur tracks on a memory foam floor. There's also a play area for kids under three, indoor stroller parking, a nice snack bar with healthy options, and a lovely shaded outdoor play area with picnic tables and giant foam building blocks. A fun place to spend the afternoon!

Thank nancycraigmo5
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

A really nice museum that will surely entertain kids aged between 2 to about 6 years. The water exhibit with the plastic balls is where the crowd really is and the kids have a lot of things to explore in this area. Make sure they wear the jackets provided or they will come out soaking wet. The train ride is a fun option for smaller kids and it costs $3 extra. They also have a large shaded outside play area where kids can run around and play with blocks and other stuff. There was this dinosaur exhibit during the time we visited and it was nice.

Tickets are on the pricey side with 2 adults and a child costing about $50. It sure was worth it though. Actually if you are closer to the area, taking a membership for the year is a pretty good idea, as kids are sure to have lots of fun at this place.

Thank AnsarMNewYork
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is like heaven for my kid: there many section to this facility and some are more suitable for bigger kids, some for smaller. My kid, who is 2 years old, loves the energy lab where he plays with the water and the plastic balls till he's exhausted and then he also has lots of fun in the play-yard. I recommend it highly. You can try it once and save your tickets which you can redeem within 30 days towards a membership, should you decide this is a must for your child!

Thank Urzanik
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Trying to find an activity to amuse four children in ages that range from two to five is difficult. But, this museum succeeded. Costly, but full of activities from the water room to the dinosaurs. They focused on learning about health, grocery shopping, exercise,an ambulance cutaway and construction to name a few of the areas. I agree that they train ride was over-priced, and there should have been reduced admission for infants. One of the most glaring negative aspects was that with all the wonderful personnel overseeing the children, there wasn't anyone to explain the demonstrations or activity lessons to the children. The teaching on the whole was left to the caregiver.

Thank L S
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