About Us

At Stepping Stones Museum for Children, play is serious business. We understand that children learn best by doing. Our children’s museum is dedicated to early childhood education. Additionally, our toddler and preschool program offers a variety of activities to get young minds learning. We also welcome you to take advantage of our venue rental options for birthday parties.

Stepping Stones at Twenty

In March 2020, Stepping Stones Museum for Children celebrated its 20th birthday. In its 20 years of serving this region, our award-winning children’s museum has reached nearly seven million people through its exceptional educational offerings. See all that we have planned for this year and beyond.

Learning Philosophy

Our learning framework is a strong set of foundational ideas that guide the planning of all of the museum’s experiences — exhibits, programs, events, and partnerships.

All exhibits and programs are designed to promote active inquiry and investigation through three interacting elements:

  • Play is the natural way that children explore, discover, and develop
  • An interdisciplinary mix of arts, sciences, culture, and literacy offers experiences that overlap and interact, spanning multiple subjects and skills
  • Interdisciplinary discovery tools help facilitate children’s explorations and discoveries