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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:
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:
2013 – Destinations

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


Around the World:
2012 – Destinations

January – Hungary
February – New Zealand
March – Guatemala
April – Ireland
May – Botswana
June – Slovak Republic
July – Nepal
August – Malaysia
September – Latvia
October – Canada
November – Turkey
December – Russia


Around the World

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Explore the world... without leaving Norwalk

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.

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Around The World Programs

  • Around the World: Performance Series

    Stepping Stones "transports" children and parents to different places around the globe, bringing the culture and its people to life. For more than six years, the Around the World: Performance Series has presented professional artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers and youth performers representing a variety of cultures and traditions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Around the World: 2017 – Latin America Tour

This program presents artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers and youth performers representing a variety of cultures and traditions. In 2017, we embark on a tour of Latin America! Twelve months of exciting destinations. Each destination will be explored through programs such as the Performance Series, Creative Kids and Show Me a Tale.

Calendar of Events for Around the World: 2017 – Latin America Tour

January – Southern South America
February – Southern South America
March – Brazil
April – Brazil
May – Western South America
June – Northern South America
July – Northern South America
August – Central America
September – Central America
October – Mexico
November – Mexico
December – Caribbean Islands


Past Destinations: 2016 – Asia Tour

2016 – Asia Tour
January – Japan
February – China
March – China
April – Turkey
May – Iran
June – Russia
July – India
August – India
September – Indonesia
October – South Korea
November — Philippenes
December – Vietnam

Past Destinations: 2015 – U.S. 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