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Traveling Exhibits

presented locally by Xerox Foundation.

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Traveling Exhibit Gallery

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Throughout the year Stepping Stones plays host to exciting exhibits created by other museums and organizations. This year, we are hosting our own exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children with the input of many esteemed community partners.

Conservation Quest

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September through December 2014

Learn about energy – what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it’s important to use it wisely. Conservation Quest delivers important energy conservation messages, inspiring visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy use to help protect the planet and promote healthy living.
See the Conservation Quest photo gallery on Facebook.

img - amazing energy race The Amazing Energy Race
A fun video series created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children and made possible by Energize Connecticut. In this series, four teams compete as they learn about what sources of energy are used to keep the museum up and running. Watch Here

Making Space

October through December 31, 2014

Our children’s ideas are our future. Children have an amazing sense of play, imagination, discovery, creativity and problem-solving.

When given simple materials, their ideas can be brought to life in the form of artistic and useful inventions. Just think about how much fun your children have with a cardboard box at home – it becomes a car, a boat, an island, a time travel machine, a cave and on and on. In the spirit of our ongoing mission of lifelong learning, Making Space encourages creative experimentation and play. Children and their adults enjoy a unique experience together!

Making Space was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

Upcoming Exhibits

My Sky

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Late January through May 2015

Come look up, explore the Sun, the Moon and the Stars and be inspired by the wonder of it all in the new exhibit My Sky! Get your hands on an enormous 5-foot wide model of the Moon. Explore close-up images of what the Sun looked like on your birthday last year. Invent your own new constellations and get to know YOUR sky like never before.

Families are given the chance to practice science skills such as observing, communicating, noticing patterns, predicting, imagining and more — skills that are fundamental to astronomy, scientists and engineers and are used every day.

  • Touch craters, mountains and valleys on a giant Moon.
  • Sit by a campfire and watch the stars race across the sky.
  • Observe beautiful solar events like flares, eclipses and even solar tornados.
  • Learn about what causes the phases of the Moon.
  • Meet scientists, artists and other people who are inspired by the sky.

My Sky was created by Boston Children's Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and is based upon work supported by NASA under grant award Number NNX12AB91G.

June through August 2015

We are working out the final details of an exciting, new exhibit. To be posted soon...

Broken? Fix it!

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Late September through December 2015

Is it broken and disposable or can we fix it? It’s up to you to diagnose the problem and make the repairs. From dolls in need of patching to misfiring train track circuits to flat bike tires, there is a large variety of fix-it opportunities. Developing “fix-it” skills involves problem-solving, critical thinking, experimentation, collaboration and 21st century learning. Figure out why the family car thumps and clangs, repair Grandma’s favorite plate and discover how different cultures embrace the broken. And don’t forget to confess previously undisclosed accidental breaks in the “Truth Booth” – a great way to get that weight off your chest.

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Broken? Fix it! was created by the Long Island Children’s Museum. The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services is a national sponsor.

Past Exhibits

Healthyville® – Traveling Exhibit
Secrets Of Circles
Dinosaur Revolution - Live Large
Framed: Step into Art™
Native Voices: New England Tribal Families
Blue Man Group – Making Waves
Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™
Cyberchase™ – The Chase Is On!