Stepping Stones Museum for Children events are essential components that amplify the overall museum experience. Offering a diverse portfolio of special, seasonal, private and fundraising events, we strive to bring our community together in the spirit of fun and learning.

Every event is an opportunity to make memories, learn something new and foster a deeper connection with the broader community.

Campout Concert with Dan, Dan the Music Man

Wednesday, July 17 • 11:00 am

Experience a musical camping adventure with Dan, Dan the Music Man! Pitch your tent, gather around an imaginary campfire and sing along with Dan as he celebrates the joys of camping and the great outdoors. Come along, sing along and clap along during this memorable musical performance featuring squirrels and mosquitos and bears, oh my!

Talk to Animals Presented by Animal Embassy

Saturday, July 20 • 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Join Animal Embassy of Stamford on a captivating journey around the world, starring a unique group of rescued and adopted animals from diverse habitats! Learn to grunt like a hippo, roar like a lion and trumpet like an elephant as we explore how to interpret and even mimic the unique ways animals communicate

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Streetwise Safety Program by Nuvance Health/Norwalk Hospital

Wednesday, July 24 · 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Safe play is serious business! During this interactive Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Presentation provided by Norwalk Hospital's Department of Trauma, children will learn essential street safety skills, including the importance of wearing a helmet and how to wear it properly, through engaging games like Red Light, Green Light and Simon Says.

My Gym Stamford Olympic Games

Saturday, August 3 · 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

My Gym Stamford is bringing a thrilling celebration of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games to Stepping Stones! The Olympic spirit springs to life during this fun-filled event with a variety of themed games, activities and obstacle courses, offering children the chance to develop and showcase their Olympian skills. Don’t miss out on this unique and exhilarating experience!

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Foam Parties

Daily · 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Back by popular demand, it’s our Stepping Stones Foam Parties! Every day during Bubble-Palooza, join us in the Celebration Courtyard for shoulder-deep, sudsy fun where it always feels like home sweet foam. Let’s pump this party! Please note that shoes and regular clothing are required at all times in the museum and the Celebration Courtyard. Bathing suits are not permitted, but feel free to bring a change of clothes.

Jeff Boyer’s Big Bubble Bonanza

Saturday, August 24 · 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Bubble rainbows with people inside? Gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles? See the newest and funniest spectacular from world-famous, Guinness Book of World Records-holding, master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer, as he takes bubbles to the max with big bubble flair! Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, this sensory-friendly bubble extravaganza promises zany fun for the whole family.

Foam-tastic Time! with Scotty Kazan

Saturday, August 31 · Foam Party 11:00 am – 1:00 pm / My Bubble Guy Show: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Get ready for an epic bubble experience with Scotty Kazan, famously known as My Balloon Guy! First, pump up the music and immerse yourself in a high-energy foam party featuring mountains of frothy fun. Then, marvel at the My Bubble Guy Show, featuring an enchanting array of bubbles in all shapes and sizes—from giant bubbles to tiny bubbles, and even mesmerizing fog-filled bubbles. Let the good times foam!

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The Dragon King Puppet Performance

Saturday, July 6 · 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Witness beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, colorful sets and integrated lighting and sound during this this fully immersive theatrical experience of The Dragon King right here at Stepping Stones. In this underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. Featuring vibrant sea creatures, an exciting adventure and a kind protagonist who uses empathy to complete her quest, this award-winning production presented by Tanglewood Marionettes is sure to enchant viewers of all ages.