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Play is Serious Business at Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

In the 20+ years of serving this region, our award-winning museum has reached nearly 7 million people. With the help of members, educators and community partners, we provide exceptional, playful learning opportunities for children that foster an understanding and appreciation of the world.

Summer Programming

Jun 23rd - Jun 23rd
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Member Morning 6/23

Starting June 16, we are opening up our Celebration Courtyard on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to noon for free play time. There will be an organized activity with members of our wonderful STEAM Team for anyone who wishes to join. If you would rather sit outside while your little one plays, that is fine … Continued

Jun 25th - Jun 25th
5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Junk Jam

Join us for our first Summer Concert Series event, Junk Jam! The event will start at 5:30 with open play in our Celebration Courtyard. Food will be available for purchase from our Healthyville® Cafe. At 6:30 the show begins! A broken chair, a garbage can lid, a hubcap, small and large plastic buckets, a cardboard … Continued

Jun 30th - Jun 30th
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Member Morning 6/30

Starting June 16, we are opening up our Celebration Courtyard on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to noon for free play time. There will be an organized activity with members of our wonderful STEAM Team for anyone who wishes to join. If you would rather sit outside while your little one plays, that is fine … Continued

Jul 7th - Jul 7th
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Member Morning 7/7

Starting June 16, we are opening up our Celebration Courtyard on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to noon for free play time. There will be an organized activity with members of our wonderful STEAM Team for anyone who wishes to join. If you would rather sit outside while your little one plays, that is fine … Continued

Jul 8th - Jul 8th
5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Trivia Night 7/8

True or false, trivia nights are the best nights… You guessed it, it’s true! Join us in the Celebration Courtyard on Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 pm to allow teams to arrive, have a little bit of play time and get some snacks from the concession stand. Entry will … Continued

Jul 9th - Jul 9th
5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Movie Night 7/9

Join us in our Celebration Courtyard for a drive-in movie experience with a special Stepping Stones twist! Two Friday nights a month, we will be showing a movie in the courtyard. This Outdoor Movie Night screening is Moana. Show time is around 7:45 pm, depending on light conditions, but we’ll be opening our doors at … Continued

Jul 14th - Jul 14th
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Member Morning 7/14

Starting June 16, we are opening up our Celebration Courtyard on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to noon for free play time. There will be an organized activity with members of our wonderful STEAM Team for anyone who wishes to join. If you would rather sit outside while your little one plays, that is fine … Continued

Jul 16th - Jul 16th
5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Bubble Show

Have you ever wondered how bubbles work? Come to our Celebration Courtyard on Sunday, July 18 at 5:30 pm to find out from a real life bubbleologist! We will open the doors at 5:30 pm for some pre-show bubble fun and then start the show at 6:30 pm. Admission is $5 per attendee for members … Continued

Jul 21st - Jul 21st
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Member Morning 7/21

Starting June 16, we are opening up our Celebration Courtyard on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to noon for free play time. There will be an organized activity with members of our wonderful STEAM Team for anyone who wishes to join. If you would rather sit outside while your little one plays, that is fine … Continued

Jul 23rd - Jul 23rd
5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Movie Night 7/23

Join us in our Celebration Courtyard for a drive-in movie experience with a special Stepping Stones twist! Two Friday nights a month, we will be showing a movie in the courtyard. This Outdoor Movie Night screening is Cars. Show time is around 7:45 pm, depending on light conditions, but we’ll be opening our doors at … Continued

Upcoming Events

Jun 21st - Jun 25th
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual Space Camp

This Virtual Camp runs Monday, June 21  through Friday, June 25. Each day is from 9:00 am – noon. This camp will also have one day AT THE MUSEUM! Campers will learn about the rockets that carry astronauts, satellites and rovers out into space, our planetary neighbors of the solar system, asteroids that are constantly … Continued

Jul 12th - Jul 16th
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual Music Makers Camp

This Virtual Camp runs Monday, July 12  through Friday, July 16. Each day is from 9:00 am – noon. This camp will also have one day AT THE MUSEUM! We all know and love Dan Dan the Music Man. He is so excited to take you on a musical journey to learn the science of … Continued

Aug 16th - Aug 20th
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual Paleontology Camp

This Virtual Camp runs Monday, August 16  through Friday, August 20. Each day is from 9:00 am – noon. This camp will also have one day AT THE MUSEUM! Each day will explore a different aspect of dinosaur history, from our own backyard to the farthest reaches of the globe. Children will discover the origin … Continued

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For Families

From daily programs to birthday parties, we have a variety of fun activities for the family.

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Schools and Groups

All year long, we offer special programs, performances, and activities for your students to enjoy.

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For Corporations

We’re a non-profit, educational resource dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

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ELLI Classrooms

The Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI) is an interdisciplinary approach to early childhood education.