Special Events

News 12 Back to School celebration

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hosted by Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Enjoy exciting exhibits, win prizes and meet your favorite News 12 reporters, anchors and meteorologists.

Participating Partners include:
Beardsley Zoo • Forever Sweet Bakery • Maritime Aquarium • Norwalk Public Library
Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation & Stewie the Duck • Stop & Shop

*Partner giveaways are on a first come, first serve basis. Supplies are limited.
*The Healthyville Café and Healthyville Hut will both be open to purchase food and snacks.

Summer Days at Stepping Stones

Who says that there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues? We’re bringing the heat this summer at Stepping Stones. Our award-winning museum is launching into “Summer Days,” jam-packed with sizzling-hot fun all summer long. In addition to our engaging exhibits and the STEAM-filled fun in our daily programming, Stepping Stones is introducing exciting new indoor and outdoor themed activities that will keep children active and learning.

August 15 – 31 | Big Top Bonanza Week

Bring the Hoopla!
August 20 and 21
11:00 am and 12:30 pm

Practice your hula hooping skills and get your wiggles out!

This program is free with museum admission and is great for all ages.

BringtheHoopla LLC is based in Seymour, CT and provides high-quality programming for children of all ages by using the hoop as a form of play, exercise and learning. Their unique curriculum aligns with state and national standards to ensure developmentally appropriate programming that promotes physical literacy. They use positive reinforcement and encouragement to foster persistence, self-confidence and free expression for all students.

This performance is free with museum admission.

Lou Johnson: Stilt-Walking
August 27 and 28
10:00 am and noon

Witness Lou Johnson the stilt-walker, standing at an impressive 8.5 feet tall on stilts, as he roams the museum!

This program is free with museum admission.

Lou Johnson: Juggling, Magic and Unicycle
August 27 and 28
11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Lou Johnson shows off his talents for our circus themed week of fun! Watch him expertly juggle, balance on a unicycle and dazzle with magic tricks.

This program is free with museum admission.

Do you have questions about our special family events and programs?
Send us an email and our team will be happy to help you.