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Special Thanks
to our Event Sponsors


Lead Sponsor

Pepperidge Farm, Inc.


Contributor Sponsor

People’s United Bank

Worldwide Day of Play

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Saturday, September 21, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE and Open to the Public – No Museum Admission Required!

It’s Nickelodeon’s 10th annual Worldwide Day of Play and Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an official registered Nickelodeon site. Turn off your TV, video games, and computers and join us for a day packed with physical activities, amazing performances and cool crafts.

Donate Now

Please consider making a gift on this free day of play to support
the museum's Open Arms initiative.

What You Can Expect

  • Golf 
  • Gymnastics 
  • Book Walk 
  • Chess Demonstrations 
  • Professional Sports Mascots 
  • A Rocking Dance Party 
  • Run for Fun 
  • Much More...

New This Year

An outdoor book walk where visitors can exercise their bodies and their brains.

Run for FUN - On your mark, get set, run! Set records speeds as you sprint around the Stepping Stones racetrack. Feel the starting blocks, hear the air horn, and experience the thrill of participating in your own heat!


Around the Museum

Professional Sports Team Mascots 

B.B. from the Bridgeport Bluefish
Blaze from the Connecticut Sun
Rocky from the New Britain Rock Cats


Thanks to our Community Partners


  • Fairfield County Sports Commission
  • Kempo Academy of Martial Arts
  • REI
  • Rita’s Water Ice
  • TD Bank
  • Westport Country Playhouse
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • 2012 Photos

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    Mayor and the Sound Tigers Mascot image golfing image chess image camping image

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    Celebration Courtyard
    and Courtyard Stage

    10:00 am – noon
    The Big Build 

    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Westport Country Playhouse 
    Puppet Theater

    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Chess Club of Fairfield County
    Chess Demonstrations

    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Meet our Lead Sponsor and sample some delicious Pepperidge Farm treats.  

    11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Westport Y – Gymnastics Demonstration 

    12:45 pm
    Welcome – Rhonda Kiest, Executive Director Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Sandra Miklave, Board Chair

    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Facepainting

    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Craft and Play Activities


    Rock and Roll Dance Party! 

    1:00 pm 
    Jay and Ray's Music for Everybody 

    2:00 pm 
    Friends of Enemies 

    3:00 pm 
    Pampalibros 

    4:00 pm 
    Avenues 


    Multimedia Gallery

    11:00 am
    Yoga with Storytelling * 

    Noon
    Boogie Bop, Skip, and Hop * 

    1:00 pm
    Kempo Academy of Martial Arts
    Demonstration and Class 

    2:00 pm
    The Intensity Club – Zumba Atomic
    with Marcello Deaguero

    3:00 – 5:00 pm
    The Intensity Club – Tennis


    Bus Circle

    10:00 am – noon
    JAM – Creative Adventures in Art
    Ages 4 and older

    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Pump It Up of Norwalk
    Knock It Off

    10:30 am – noon
    The Bus Circle Sprint
    Race around the Bus Circle 

    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The Bus Circle Marathon


    Performance Gallery

    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
    Playful Caring


    The Great Lawn (Outside)

    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Lockwood–Mathews Mansion
    Victorian lawn games croquet and badminton 

    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Book Walk 

    10:30 am 
    Game On! *
    Ages 5 and older  

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Center for Contemporary Printmaking
    Sport Stencil Art 

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    The First Tee of Connecticut – Golf 

    3:30 pm
    Game On! *
    Ages 5 and older

    *Programs developed and taught by Stepping Stones Museum for Children educators. These workshops take place on a weekly basis at the museum.