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Around the World is part of the museum’s award-winning Global Connections Initiative and received the Promising Practice and Replication awards from the Association of Children’s Museum and MetLife Foundation for it's replication toolkit.

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Around the World

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Explore the world... without leaving Norwalk

2016 Around the World: Asia

This program presents artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers and youth performers representing a variety of cultures and traditions. In 2016, we embark on our tour of Asia! Twelve months of exciting Asian destinations. Each destination will be explored through programs such as the Performance Series, Creative Kids and Show Me a Tale.

Around the World is part of the museum’s award-winning Global Connections Initiative and received the Promising Practice and Replication award from the Association of Children’s Museums and MetLife Foundation.

February

Saturday, February 6
2:00 pm | Creative Kids

Chinese Yo-Yo – Decorate and learn to use this popular toy that has Chinese origins! For children ages 2 and older.


Sunday, February 28
2:00 pm | Show Me a Tale

The Spirit – Hear the tale of a poor and hungry fisherman who is visited by a spirit who helps him catch fish. After the tale, decorate Chinese style scrolls using textured shapes and fish stamps. For children ages 5 and older.


March

Saturday, March 5
2:00 pm | Creative Kids

Bamboo Creations – Discover some of the creative Chinese handiwork and make a creation of your own using an abundant resource found in China, the bamboo tree. For children ages 2 and older.


Saturday, March 12
2:00 pm | Performance Series

Li Liu: Chinese Acrobat – Li Liu began training at Beijing’s Chinese National Circus School at six years old. She will perform hand balancing, plate spinning, trick cycling, foot juggling, ribbon dancing and Chinese water bowl manipulation. Perform ‘amazing feats’ of your own as you learn skills such a ribbon dancing and basic plate spinning.


Sunday, March 20
2:00 pm | Show Me a Tale

The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China – Enjoy this wonderful tale and paint sand illustrations. For children ages 5 and older.


Around The World Programs

Around the World: Performance Series

Stepping Stones takes children and parents to 12 different places around the United States, bringing the culture and its people to life. Now in its sixth year, the Around the World: Performance Series presents professional artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers and youth performers representing a variety of cultures and traditions. View dates and programs on our full calendar of events, or check below.

Around the World: Creative Kids

Put your imagination to work to create a cultural keepsake to take home. One Saturday of each month features Around the World: Creative Kids, a special hands-on workshop related to the culture, history or landscape of the highlighted region of the month. View dates and programs on our full calendar of events, or check below.

Around the World: Show Me a Tale

Storytelling is one of the greatest ways to capture the essence of a culture. Enjoy listening to a folktale and then use your creativity to recreate part of the story visually. This new program, Around the World: Show Me a Tale, occurs once a month on a Sunday afternoon. View dates and programs on our full calendar of events, or check below.

Around the World: Bookshelf

Learn more about each country by browsing the Around the World: Bookshelf in the Family and Teacher Resource Center.

Around the World: Replication Toolkit

Stepping Stones received the MetLife Foundation and Association of Children's Museums Replication Award to develop a toolkit for museums interested in developing an Around the World program. Learn More



Past Around the World Destinations – 2015: US Tour

2015 – USA Tour
January – The Trail West
February – The Bayou
March – The Last Frontier
April – The Great Lake States
May – The South
June – The Everglades
July – Colonies to States
August – The Mid-Atlantic States
September – The Southwest
October – The Northeast
November – The Capital
December – The West Coast


Past Around the World Destinations – 2014

January – Argentina
February – Ghana
March – Peru
April – Samoa
May – Russia
June – Australia
July – Scotland
August – Chile
September – Greece
October – Ethiopia
November – USA (Native Americans)
December – Sweden