June fun at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Stepping Stones Museum for Children, http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org located on 303 West Ave in Norwalk is celebrating 15 years of family fun this year. They have planned many special events for the month of June including a birthday bash on Monday June 15 that they are calling 15 -on-the-15th. Visitors are invited to join the staff at Stepping Stones for imaginative birthday activities and surprises!

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On June 6 at 2 p.m. there is an Around the World program at 2 pm called “Gator Hat.” Participating kids will discover more about alligators and the everglades and make a gator hat. This program has limited space – tickets available at 1:30 p.m. and is good for children ages 2 and older. The following day, June 7 the Stepping Stones is hosting a BooZoo, Bugs and Butterflies Garden Party from 2:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Don’t forget to registration for this event that is $5/person for members, and member guests are $10/person.

A second Around the World program is also being held on June 14 at 1:30 p.m. called Show Me a Tale. This session will feature Allison’s Alligator: A Tongue Twister Tale. Participants will also create a keepsake out box out of recycled shoe boxes and other reusable materials. There is limited space for this event and tickets will be available at 12:30 pm. This program is good for children ages 5 and older.

To round out the Around the World series for the month of June, on June 20 there will be a performance series at 2 p.m. featuring Florida’s amazing animal ambassadors. Kids will be invited to join the Animal Embassy on a journey through Florida, with a diverse group of incredible, live animal ambassadors! Kids will discover how important each animal is to its habitat, while meeting native species such as an American alligator, a common snapping turtle or alligator snapping turtle, a red-eared slider, a green tree frog and a corn snake. Kids will also interact with a number of invasive species which have come to dwell in the Sunshine State, such as a Burmese python, Cuban knight anole or green iguana and an Argentine black and white tegu. Participants will explore how these animals have been introduced to Florida, as well as their impact on the local ecosystem. Animal Embassy allows children to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, live animal presentation!

The Stepping Stones Museum also offers a series of ongoing programs daily that are free with admission to the museum.

TUESDAYS:
Zelda the Zany Owl 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Learn your ABCs and 123s with our peppy, purple professor. Ages 36 months and younger.
Mutt-i-grees 1:30 – 2:00 pm
For children ages 3 and older.
Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion followed by a visit from a shelter dog. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S.

WEDNESDAYS:
Toddler Tales
Children join in an interactive storytime, followed by an art project in Tot Town. Storytimes:
9:45 am members only; 10:15 am open to all and 10:45 am, Cuentos para Ninos.
Music Time 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Join us for an exploratory musical playtime! Sing, dance and play a variety of instruments.
Zumba Kids 2:30 – 3:00
Join our fitness party, dancing your way to a healthy future!

THURSDAYS:
Junior Gadgeteers 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Calling all mini scientists! Engineer gadgets, devices and inventions of all sorts and sizes.
Art Cart 2:30 – 3:00 pm
Get creative! Try out a variety of art materials and techniques while design a Masterpiece of your own.

FRIDAYS:
Zelda the Zany Owl 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Learn your ABCs and 123s with our peppy, purple professor. Ages 36 months and younger.
Boogie, Bop, Skip and Hop 1:30 – 2:00 pm
It’s time to groove! Simple dance steps and a wide variety of music will have children and caregivers bopping and hopping!

SATURDAYS
Mutt-i-grees 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For children ages 3 and older.
Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion followed by a visit from a shelter dog. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S.

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