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Summer Programming

Jul 16th - Aug 20th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Free Play at Stepping Stones

This summer we are opening our Celebration Courtyard on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for free play time and special programing! There will be an organized activity with members of our wonderful STEAM Team for anyone who wishes to join pop-up programming at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. While … Continued

Jul 30th - Jul 30th
5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Summer Concert Series: Crystal Theatre

Join us for our second Summer Concert Series event with Crystal Theatre, presenting a medley of scenes and songs from the timeless play, Little Women! The event will start at 5:30 with open play in our Celebration Courtyard with food for purchase from our Healthyville® Cafe. At 6:30 the Crystal Theater players will perform their … Continued

Aug 4th - Aug 4th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Member Morning 8/4

We are opening up our Celebration Courtyard on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for free play time and special access to the Energy Lab. 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 … Continued

Aug 6th - Aug 6th
7:00 pm-10:30 pm
Movie Night – Mary Poppins Returns

Join us in our Celebration Courtyard for an outdoor movie experience with a special Stepping Stones twist! Friday, August 6 we will be showing Mary Poppins Returns. Showtime is 8:30 pm, but we will be opening our Celebration Courtyard doors at 7:00 pm for play time, snacks and backyard barbecue dinner options available for purchase … Continued

Aug 7th - Aug 7th
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Astounding Magic with Magic Dave 8/7

Get ready to be amazed by the talented Magic Dave as he shares mind-bending memory tricks and reads your thoughts in our Celebration Courtyard. Come witness some of the best sleight-of-hand around as you learn how much fun a little magic can bring to your life!

Aug 11th - Aug 11th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Member Morning 8/11

We are opening up our Celebration Courtyard on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for free play time and special access to the Energy Lab. 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 … Continued

Aug 11th - Aug 11th
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Magic Night with Magic Dave

Get ready to be amazed by the talented Magic Dave as he shares mind-bending memory tricks and reads your thoughts in our Celebration Courtyard. Come witness some of the best sleight-of-hand around as you learn how much fun a little magic can bring to your life!

Aug 14th - Aug 14th
7:00 pm-10:30 pm
Movie Night – Moana

Join us in our Celebration Courtyard for an outdoor movie experience for members with a special Stepping Stones twist! Friday, August 14 we will be showing Moana. Showtime is 8:30 pm, but we will be opening our Celebration Courtyard doors at 7:00 pm for play time, snacks and backyard barbecue dinner options available for purchase … Continued

Aug 18th - Aug 18th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Member Morning 8/18

We are opening up our Celebration Courtyard on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for free play time and special access to the Energy Lab. 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 … Continued

Upcoming Events

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

This Hybrid Camp runs Monday, August 16  through Friday, August 20. Each day is from 9:00 am – noon. This camp will also have TWO days 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


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.

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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.