Area Attractions

Norwalk Attractions

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is conveniently located in Norwalk, Connecticut off I-95 or Route 7 in Mathews Park — just a few minutes away from historic South Norwalk. While SoNo offers fine restaurants, cafes, galleries and boutiques, we’ll help you discover even more.

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There is so much to do in Norwalk.

an outdoor playground with a lighthouse

Devon’s Place

Devon’s Place was developed into a regional playground for all children. Challenges included incorporating the play elements into a sloping site while accommodating an existing bike path. The playground celebrates Norwalk’s nautical heritage and compliments other attractions, such as the Maritime Aquarium, Stepping Stones and Norwalk Heritage Park.

The Maritime Aquarium

The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect Long Island Sound for future generations. Visit to watch sharks, jellies, sea turtles and over 1,000 other marine animals or enjoy a film in their IMAX movie theater.

Norwalk Seaport Association

Founded in 1978, the Norwalk Seaport Association is lower Fairfield County’s most active nonprofit organization devoted to maritime preservation, education and the area’s proud seafaring heritage.

a grey building for printmaking

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is the only nonprofit organization between New York City and Boston solely dedicated to the art of print, including printmaking, papermaking, book arts, digital processes and related disciplines.

Oyster Shell Park

On a nice day, a footpath from the Aquarium along Oyster Shell Park leads to Stepping Stones Museum for Children as well as the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion.

a mansion with cars parked outside

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is one of the earliest and finest surviving Second Empire-style country houses ever built in the United States — just “steps” away from Stepping Stones. Tours are available.

Sports Center of Connecticut 

Located a short drive away in Shelton, CT, the Sports Center of Connecticut is a family-owned business founded on the principle of providing safe, family-fun entertainment. Their facility follows the strong belief that family fun should be affordable and easily accessible. They offer something for everyone and every age. #GETOUTANDPLAY

Special Hotel Rates

DoubleTree Hotel in Norwalk

If you’re making your visit to the museum part of an extended trip, you’ll need a place to stay. DoubleTree offers a special rate for visitors to Stepping Stones. Book your stay.

Well-coming Wellness at EVEN Hotel Norwalk

This four-story property offers 129 guest rooms with unique features. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure you won’t have to compromise your wellness routine. As one of the first EVEN Hotels in the world, their facility is designed to help guests maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling. Book your stay.