During the dog days of summer, kids and parents can head over to Stepping Stones Museum for Children for some cool fun. Whether a child’s interests are prehistoric or futuristic, there’s an exciting new theme to explore each week during Mega Summer from now through Labor Day.
From Dr. Seuss to dinosaurs, fairies to astronomy, kids can enjoy related indoor AND outdoor activities to keep them engaged all summer long! Rain or shine, there’s plenty to discover with daily crafts, stories and creative play. Summer is actually the perfect time for kids to delve deeper into a new subject area outside of a classroom. Self-directed learning is crucial to encourage curiosity and develop a life-long love of education.
The full calendar with detailed information is available online. Some highlights of Mega Summer include:
Fairies, Dragons and Wizards July 24-30
July 30 Show Me a Tale: Biblioburro – A true story from Colombia. After the story, children will create a mini pop-up book. For children ages 5 and older. Limited space – tickets available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes prior to program.
Under the Sea July 31- August 6
August 1 Touch Tank from noon– 3pm – drop-in activity in partnership with Maritime Aquarium. There will be live marine animals in display tanks where visitors can come up, touch, and ask questions.
Music August 7-13
Astronomy August 14-20
August 21 Great American Eclipse 1pm – 5pm Celebrating the solar eclipse! A daytime event to view the partial eclipse that we will be able to witness at Stepping Stones (weather permitting). The celebration will happen regardless of the weather, affecting only the viewing of the solar eclipse.
Renaissance August 21-27
Heroes August 28-Labor Day
Stepping Stones is helping families explore more attractions In Norwalk as a participant in the Sound of Summer program. Simply pay full price at one of the ten participating attractions and receive a special discount at all of the other attractions. As a special perk for Stepping Stones members, simply show your membership card to enjoy all the Sound of Summer benefits – no purchase necessary! For a full list of discounts visit http://www.norwalkct.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1418
ABOUT STEPPING STONES MUSUEM FOR CHILDREN
Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an award-winning, private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) children’s museum committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and families. For more information about Stepping Stones, to book a field trip or schedule a class, workshop or facility rental call 203-899-0606 or visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children is located at 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, exit 14 North and 15 South off I-95. Museum hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day, Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday-Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is $15 for adults and children and $10 for seniors. Children under 1 are free