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Hours and Admission

All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all adults must be accompanied by a child.


  • Adults $15
  • Children $15
  • Seniors (over 62) $10
  • FREE for Children under 1, Members, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household.

Free Parking!

Field Trip and Workshop Rates


Memorial Day – Labor Day

Open Monday through Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Special Member Hours

Wednesdays and Saturdays
9:00 – 10:00 am

Labor Day – Memorial Day
(School Year Hours)

Open Tuesday through Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Open Select Holiday Mondays:

  • Labor Day
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day

Museum Closes at 3:00 pm

Independence Day, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve


Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Stepping Stones Cafe Hours

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Note: Museum programs, spaces and exhibits are subject to change or closure.

While we strive to keep you posted with up-to-date information, it is advised that you call ahead if you are visiting to utilize a specific space or program – 203 899 0606.

Video/Photography Disclaimer

Please be advised that all visitors may be photographed and/or videotaped for promotional purposes. If you do not want your image or your child’s image to appear in the museum’s marketing materials, please notify the Welcome Desk when you arrive.

Solar Express

Runs daily, weather permitting, from after Memorial Day through the week of Thanksgiving.

  • Members $1/ride
  • Non-members $2/ride with museum admission
  • Children under 1 ride free

Tickets are sold 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Train departs 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Tickets sold 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Train departs 1:15 – 2:45 pm

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Ways to Save

Family Memberships

Enjoy early admission, great discounts and discounted access to over 200 museums!
Membership information

Group Rates/Reservations

Available for school and community groups. Advance reservations required.
Call 203 899 0606, ext. 247.
More information

Get Into It! FREE

Join us for an evening of free admission and fun on the first Thursday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

“Look what I did!”

What children learn while they’re having so much fun is amazing. At Stepping Stones Museum for Children, the hands-on exhibits and educational programs engage, inspire and delight every child — as well as countless parents and caregivers. Plan on staying a while!

With five main galleries and over 100 hands-on activities, children become wide-eyed with wonder. As they see, hear, touch, feel and do, their ever-growing minds venture to amazing new places.

“I’m hungry!”

Looking for a healthy small snack or big lunch? Our Stepping Stones Cafe is ready to serve you, your family or even feed a whole party or event! With seating for over 100, there’s room for more than ever before. Don’t forget to notice all the great artwork found on our Community Tile Wall as you enter the cafe!

“Can I get a toy?"

Visit the award-winning Age of Reason museum store, packed with educational toys, games, books, shirts and memorabilia you may not find anywhere else.