Museum Fundraising Events

At Stepping Stones, play is for everyone.

Thank you to all who logged on to watch our program video and to those who generously gave to help support the Open Arms accessibility initiative at Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

Your generous support helped us raise almost $140,000, enabling Stepping Stones to continue its mission to provide transformational play-based learning opportunities to the children and families we serve. Your generosity allows us to continue delivering critical online learning platforms that will expand children’s understanding of the world. This contribution has never been more needed. 

Your support helps make our Open Arms accessibility initiative possible.

Subscribe, Support and Give. A Stepping Stones Studio Subscription Makes the Perfect Gift!

Stepping Stones Museum for Children answered a call in the community to build a children’s museum to call their very own when it opened its doors twenty years ago. As a nonprofit celebrating its 20th year, the museum relies on the generosity and support of its members, friends and partners to continue its mission.

“Now, more than ever, we need the support of our members and everyone who loves us in the community to keep our museum’s mission alive and forge new community educational opportunities for the future,” said Kiest. “Our Stepping Stones Studio is just the beginning of what we hope will be an incredible new era of world-class educational experiences for everyone.”

By becoming a member, you join thousands of other families who will receive complimentary Stepping Stones Studio subscriptions as part of their membership benefits. If you’re not a member but interested in a subscription, we’re offering an Early Bird monthly rate of $9.99 or a 12-month subscription for $100. For a limited time, investing in a yearlong subscription to the Stepping Stones Studio also means providing a free subscription to a family in need. What better gift to give to a child than educational opportunities that will change their life. Register here:

Each year, Stepping Stones makes it possible for thousands of children and family members to participate in the museum’s offerings for free or reduced fees through its all-inclusive accessibility initiative, Open Arms. By becoming a member or Stepping Stones Studio subscriber, you will make it possible for everyone to access the museum’s high quality educational offerings including the one-of-a-kind creations from within the Stepping Stones Studio.

Just look what your contribution will do:
$50 – Provides one month of access to Stepping Stones Studio Every Day Fun! Content for five families
$150 – Provides access to Stepping Stones Studio content for a week of virtual camp
$500 – Provides access to Stepping Stones Studio content for 5 virtual school and group classes of up to 20 children
$1,000 – Provides a full year of access to Stepping Stones Studio content to expand our virtual reach to 20 families

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors
  • The Foster Family Fund
  • Marc and Kris Granetz
Harvest of Learning Sponsor
  • The Aiello Charitable Foundation
Fall Foliage Sponsors
  • Bourgeon Capital Management
  • Carmody
  • LittleJohn&Co. LLC
  • Pitney Bowes
  • The Ramsay Family
Grateful Heart Sponsors
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • Emcor
  • Yale New Haven Health
Cornucopia Sponsors

Thank You!

Thank you to all the members, friends, and families who came out to attend the Celebration Courtyard Re-dedication event held Thursday, October 17, 2019.

The Gullquist Family also received our Stepping Up for Children Award for their dedication to helping children for many decades. Thank you to the Gullquist and Mullin families for their continued support. Proceeds from this evening directly support the museum’s Open Arms accessibility initiative.