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 broadening and enriching the educational opportunities for children ages 10 and under and enhancing their understanding of the world. 

The museum seeks to create an environment that inspires lifelong learning and supports parents, caregivers and educators as facilitators of children’s explorations. 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.

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Stepping Stones Turned Twenty!

In March 2020, Stepping Stones Museum for Children celebrated its 20th birthday. In those 20 years of serving this region, our award-winning children’s museum has reached nearly seven million people through its exceptional educational offerings.

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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