Hours and Admission

Through Labor Day, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is FREE on Mondays for Connecticut children and one caregiver!
Thanks to the CT Summer at the Museum program, all Connecticut children ages 18 and under and an accompanying caregiver can visit us free of charge on Mondays through September 5. No advanced registration is required.
For more details about CT Summer at the Museum at Stepping Stones, click here.
No advance admission is required. You may gain admission to the museum by purchasing tickets at the Welcome Desk when you would like to visit.


Monday through Sunday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Member Mornings
Tuesday and Saturday
8:00 – 9:00 am


Adults $16
Children $16
Seniors (over 62) $12
Free for children under 12 months, members and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household.

Parking is free.

Visitor Tips

Adults must accompany their children at all times, no matter the age

Food or drinks NOT allowed on the museum floor

Strollers not permitted in Tot Town® or Energy Lab® due to space constraints, but you may bring strollers in all other galleries

Shoes are required in all spaces except infant area of Tot Town

Masks are optional and we will have masks for anyone who asks for one. Our staff will continue to wear masks at all times. Stepping Stones is prioritizing the safety and well-being of our visitors by implementing expanded hours and enhanced cleaning procedures. 

Members get free admission to the museum! Not a member yet? Head over to our Membership page to learn more, or reach out to our membership team with any questions by calling 203.899.0606, ext. 264.

Ways to Save

Rates for School/Community Groups

Reservations required. Call 203.899.0606, ext. 208.

Blue Star Museums

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense (DoD), Stepping Stones is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museums program. Through the Blue Star Museums program, Stepping Stones offers free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

Though the Blue Star Museums program runs each year from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day, the generosity of the museum’s supporters of our Open Arms accessibility initiative allows Stepping Stones to offer this discounted admission benefit to our military families year-round. Thanks to all of our military families for your service and sacrifice!

Museums for All

Museums for All is a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Library Service (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit the museum regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Stepping Stones is proud to be the first museum in Connecticut to participate in this important access program.

EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cardholders can receive discounted admission to Stepping Stones through the Museums for All program. Simply show your EBT card and a valid form of photo ID when you arrive at our Welcome Desk and pay a $3 per person admission fee (for up to four [4] people per card, per visit).

The discounted rate is only valid during normal operating hours and does not cover special events and fee-based activities. Stepping Stones cannot process EBT transactions. The EBT card will simply be used to identify visitors as qualifiers for Museums for All.