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Award-winner

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: USA Tour
2015 Destinations

In 2015, we embark on our tour of the United States in twelve exciting regions. Each region will be explored through programs such as the Performance Series, Creative Kids and the new "Show Me a Tale."

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


Around the World
2014 Destinations

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



Around the World

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Explore the world without leaving Norwalk

Passport and World Travelers’ Club

Participate in any of our Around the World Programs and get your passport stamped. All aboard! The fun of discovery awaits!

Children who “visit” at least six countries or collect a minimum of eight passport stamps in 2014 can register for our World Travelers’ Club and can attend our special “World Travelers’ Breakfast” event in January 2015. Be invited to this special breakfast that will focus on traditional foods that reflect the year’s journey Around the World!

Around the World: Performance Series

Stepping Stones takes children and parents to 12 different places around the globe, 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

From England’s Stonehenge to Africa’s ceremonial jewelry, put your imagination to work to create a cultural keepsake to take home. One Saturday each month features Creative Kids, a special hands-on workshop related to the culture of the country of the month. View dates and programs on our full calendar of events, or check below.

Around the World: Sketching Artifacts

Add to your own mini portfolio by creating artistic masterpieces characteristic of souvenirs found Around the World. View dates for this recurring program on our full calendar of events.

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 – 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

Past Around the World Destinations – 2013

January: India
February: Egypt
March: Indonesia
April: Trinidad and Tobago
May: Uganda
June: China
July: Japan
August: Brazil
September: France
October: Germany
November: Spain
December: Italy