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EXPLORE

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DONATE

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JOIN

The museum is temporarily closed for renovations and cannot wait to welcome back its beloved members and friends at our soon-to-be announced November 2021 Grand Reopening.

We’ll be unveiling beautifully upgraded spaces, including two exciting new exhibits. Track our renovation progress here!

Exciting New Offerings Coming Soon


Play is Serious Business at Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

In the 21+ 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.

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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.