Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Central Norwalk

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In a Nutshell

Kids 10 and younger learn through play at a museum with a science lab, art studio, multimedia lab, and community garden

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 more as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for holidays and special events. Valid for 10% off of Museum Store and Café purchases on day of redemption. Value pass: must activate by 12/31/12, must use in full by 12/31/13. For two- and four-ticket options, must use promotional value in one visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A child's mind is constantly growing, and a child's skull is the only thing that can stop it from taking over the town. Feed the monster with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $15 for two general-admission tickets (up to a $30 value)
  • $29 for four general-admission tickets (up to a $60 value)
  • $75 for one value pass, valid for 10 single general admissions (a $150 value)

Children younger than 1 receive free admission. With the exception of the value pass, the deal must be used in one visit.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The staff at Stepping Stones Museum for Children all have their favorite activities and times of the year. Tab Carter's favorite time at the museum has always been the beginning of the school year: that's when she first brought her son. "We'd do play dates," she remembers. "He could get to know new kids, I could get to know the parents. He's older now, but hopes to become a youth volunteer there this fall!" Carter was such an enthusiast for the Stepping Stones Museum for Children's mission that she took a job there for "the opportunity to help people become a part of the museum the way I did."

The newly renovated 22,000-square-foot space—which boasts five main galleries with more than 100 hands-on activities—was founded in 2000 to expand children's minds through an interdisciplinary mix of subjects, including art, culture, literacy, and string theory. Because kids learn best by doing, the museum's interactive permanent and traveling exhibits are perfect for improving cognitive function. Tykes 0–36 months explore the multidimensional Tot Town, and the futuristic Energy Lab powered by wind, water, and sun keeps older kids conducting experiments amid an array of vibrant colors and textures. Outside, the museum's gigantic open-air tent known as Celebration Courtyard hosts an oversized checkerboard and big foam building blocks.

Perhaps the most significant additions to the museum are the solar panels, wind turbine, and green roof planted with vegetation so it absorbs rainwater. Not only do these features lower the museum's environmental impact, they also earned Stepping Stones a gold LEED certification. Tabitha also enjoys the work she puts into the community garden, where little ones learn about butterflies and edible plants. They grow squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers and then use the produce in the museum's café and the Healthyville exhibit, which uses activities and computer games to educate kids about nutrition, the body, and why you shouldn't eat fake fruit.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Stepping Stones Museum for Children encourages kids to learn through play with permanent and traveling exhibits tailored to different age levels and activities designed to develop growing brains. The newly renovated 22,000-square-foot space—which boasts five main galleries with more than 100 hands-on activities—was founded in 2000 to expand children's minds through an interdisciplinary mix of subjects, including art, culture, literacy, and string theory. Because kids learn best by doing, the museum's interactive exhibits are perfect for improving cognitive function. Tykes 0–36 months explore the multidimensional Tot Town, and the futuristic Energy Lab powered by wind, water, and sun keeps older kids conducting experiments amid an array of vibrant colors and textures. Outside, the museum's gigantic open-air tent known as Celebration Courtyard hosts an oversized checkerboard and big foam building blocks. A community garden teaches little ones about butterflies and edible plants, and Healthyville employs computer games to educate kids about nutrition, the body, and why you shouldn't eat fake fruit.

Customer Reviews

Kids enjoyed it. Lots to do. A little pricey without the Groupon.
Linda S. · January 3, 2013
Great daybofnfun for the kids. Would definitely go back.
Ilyssa T. · September 16, 2012
I liked it so much I may buy a family pass:-)
Michelle S. · September 12, 2012

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