Friends and Funders

Stepping Stones is a nonprofit children’s museum and 50% of the museum’s general operating support comes from Open Arms gifts gathered each year from families, friends, foundations, government and businesses in our community.Access to new exhibits and programs are supported 100% by Open Arms too. We need your help. Please give a gift to Stepping Stones through Open Arms today!

Donate Today!

Stepping Stones is an award winning, nonprofit children’s museum that gives children and families the best tools to understand and engage with the world. Donate today!

Companies for Kids

Corporate partners who support our important work in the museum and throughout the community. If you’re interested in supporting a museum event, exhibit or programming opportunity through our camps, classes and workshops, please contact Vice President of Integrated Brand Management Carolyn Knott at 203-899-0606, ext. 225.


YOU make a difference! By supporting the Open Arms accessibility initiative at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, you help to secure bright futures for ALL children by making it possible for every child, family and school to have access to the museum’s transformational educational programs, workshops, camps and classes.


Support from community, state and federal foundations fuels the museum’s ability to offer curated programming, including camps, classes and workshops, at free or reduced rates to children and families in need through our Open Arms accessibility initiative.


The support we receive on a federal, state and local level makes it possible for us to extend our reach to more children and families than ever before.

In Kind

Stepping Stones welcomes the support of businesses around the state and beyond in helping to deliver transformational learning experiences to the children and families who rely on our museum every day. In-kind donations allow companies to showcase their offerings and introduce prospective customers to your establishment. For more information, contact Carolyn Knott at 203-899-0606 ext. 225.