303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
phone: 203-899-0606
fax: 203-899-0530
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
Labor Day through Memorial Day
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Rhonda Kiest, Executive Director
phone: 203-899-0606x226
Sharon Anderson, Director of Visitor Services
phone: 203-899-0606x250


We’re exhibiting amazing growth!

Expanded in November 2010, our museum offers engaging and educational exhibits and experiences that give children, families and educators twice the space to discover, learn and grow. Years in the making with invaluable input from children, parents, educators, experts, engineers and designers — our exhibits are unlike anything…anywhere. From the challenging concepts found in our landmark Energy Lab to the small wonders of Tot Town and beyond, children will embark on new and unexpected adventures they won’t experience anyplace else.

Hands-on, kid-powered learning!

Exciting and all-awesome, Energy Lab is a wet, wild and wonderful way for children to learn about the science of energy. As they use their boundless energy to explore the million-dollar exhibit, they’ll find a “working lab” that inspires a natural curiosity to imagine and invent.

Designed with the earth in mind.

Bigger, better and smarter than ever, Stepping Stones is LEED Gold Certified and includes solar panels, a “green” roof and even a wind turbine. With a focus on energy-themed education and learning, the museum features a host of innovative exhibits, an Art Studio and Science Lab and exceptional resources for teachers and parents.


Stepping Stones mission is to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities for children ages ten and under and 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 opened in March, 2000, and was founded by Gigi Priebe in response to the needs expressed by parents, educators and community leaders actively seeking quality educational offerings to help children learn and grow. Our ability to grow in step with our community and the changing world is due to the thousands and thousands of individuals who believe Stepping Stones is an essential resource in expanding young minds

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is not just any museum. It’s a fun, colorful and engaging environment that recognizes the value of play in promoting learning, creativity and discovery. As a special place where children of all ages are encouraged to explore, invent, test and observe, the museum is a leading destination for schools, groups, families and anyone seeking a “wow!” experience.


Party like a rock star!

Start planning the perfect party today! With so much to see and explore, little ones soak up the fun — from our exhibits to our one-of-a-kind party bags. A party at Stepping Stones isn’t just exciting — it’s unforgettable. And best of all, it’s not just for children. From professional events to your very own wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Stepping Stones is one of the top premier party locations in Fairfield County

What can we host for your company?

We've hosted Stew Leonard’s, Tauck Tours, GE and many others. Ask for our Companies for Kids discount. With the addition of a performance stage and interactive floor projection technology the Multimedia Gallery is a fantastic party destination.

Museum Store

The Age of Reason at Stepping Stones offers an array of unique, quality playthings for children and kids at heart. Call or e-mail us for personalized suggestions. Describe your children's ages, interests and your price range – we'll be sure to fit them. We wrap and ship. We'd love to help. Call 203 899 0606, ext. 254 to order or for more information.

Stepping Stones Cafe

Take a Break! Our cafe and gift shop are open during normal museum hours. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. Members enjoy a 10% discount in the cafe and gift shop – membership card must be presented at time of purchase. New healthier options are now offered in the cafe. We look forward to providing your family with a nutritious and delicious menu, using locally sourced ingredients when possible, baking techniques over frying and wholesome ingredients.

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental