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Open Arms

Children and families at Open Arms

This year Open Arms will help more than 60,000 children and families

enjoy the museum's award-winning interactive exhibits and educational programs regardless of any financial, language or special needs barriers.

Check out the many ways organizations, schools and families can participate in the Stepping Stones experience through Open Arms. Please email or call 203 899 0606, ext. 262 if you have any questions.

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Open Arms for Organizations

Connecticut or New York area organizations serving children and families in need may be eligible to become Community Admission Pass Program members. This organizational membership provides the families you serve with direct access to museum exhibits and programs. To learn more or determine your organization’s eligibility please email or call 203 899 0606, ext. 262

Community Admission Pass Program – Member Benefits

Family Financial Assistance
Group Visits
Museum Admission for Families

Other Ways to Participate

Community Programs
Facility Rentals and Meeting Space


Open Arms for Schools

Stepping Stones offers many fun educational experiences for students and teachers. Qualifying schools can request financial assistance for museum tours and workshops. To learn more or determine your school’s eligibility please contact our Sales and Reservations Department at 203 899 0606, ext. 247.

School-based Financial Assistance
Travel Kits and Traveling Exhibits


Open Arms for Families

Families can take advantage of the great exhibits, events and experiences Stepping Stones has to offer without worrying about the cost. To learn more about any of these programs please email or call 203 899 0606, ext. 262.

Accessibility Days
Angel Memberships
Community Admission Pass Program
Family Financial Assistance
Get Into It! FREE Evenings
Parent Zones


We invite you to support Open Arms by making a donation.