Step Into the Future at Stepping Stones

Please note that as of January 3, the museum will be open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.

Member Mornings will be held from 8:00 am – 9:00 am on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

We’re back!
Stepping Stones is now open with expanded hours and lots of exciting new experiences.

Get ready for exciting new exhibits, inspirational programming and renovated spaces throughout the museum! We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to an inclusive world of family-friendly, content-rich learning experiences that broaden young learners’ views of the world.

We welcome your support! A donation to support the museum’s Open Arms accessibility initiative ensures access to the museum is available for ALL children, families and educators.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Sunday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission Prices
Adults $16
Children $16
Seniors (over 62) $12
Free for children under 1, members and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household.
Parking is free!

Stepping Stones is prioritizing the safety and well-being of our visitors by implementing expanded hours and enhanced cleaning procedures. 

We no longer require masks to be worn by visitors inside our museum, but they are optional and we will have masks for anyone who asks for one. Our staff will continue to wear masks at all times.

Renovation Updates


May 10, 2021

Build It! exhibit is taken down.

May 13, 2021

The Family and Teacher Resource Center is taken down.

May 13, 2021

Walls are patched and painted where Build It! exhibit once was.

May 27, 2021

Tot Town is refurbished and has upgrades made.

June 11, 2021

Express Yourself is taken down.

June 11, 2021

Big Adventures: Going Places is taken down.

June 23, 2021

Our Welcome Desk is taken down to be upgraded.

June 29, 2021

Tot Town floors are refinished and other upgrades are made.

September 8, 2021

Upgrades begin on the “Teacup” desk by the East Entrance.

September 15, 2021

New floor tile installation in the Healthyville® Café begins.

September 22, 2021

“Teacup” desk by East Entrance gets a green screen!

September 30, 2021

New floor tile installation in the Healthyville® Café is completed.

October 14, 2021

New sign added to the Healthyville® Café.

October 18, 2021

Space cleared out for the new exhibit pieces!

October 25, 2021

Lights On! exhibit begins construction.

November 1, 2021

Construction on the archway for Lights On! begins.

November 10, 2021

Construction of Big Adventures: Dinosaurs begins.

November 16, 2021

Tent and “stone” walls are installed in the Big Adventures: Dinosaurs exhibit.

November 16, 2021

New Lite Brites are installed in the Lights On! exhibit.

November 16, 2021

Fossil “dig” area is installed in Big Adventures: Dinosaurs.

November 20, 2021

Lights On! opens to the public!

November 20, 2021

Big Adventures: Dinosaurs opens to the public!

November 20, 2021

Healthyville® Café opens to the public!

November 20, 2021

The Gift Shop opens to the public!