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Worldwide Day of Play

Saturday, September 17, 2016 • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

BooZoo says, “Go play! Bring your dog too."

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Now in its 13th year, Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play is an entire day dedicated to active play. The day is part of a larger movement to reduce childhood obesity and reinforce lessons about the tremendous benefits of healthy lifestyles among children. Stepping Stones is proud to serve as a local host of this event for the 9th consecutive year.

During this day, we encourage children and their parents to turn off their TV, video games, computers, mobile phones and tablets and come on over to Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Join us for a day packed with fun, physical games and events, animals, live performances, and creative and educational activities – all offered free-of-charge and guaranteed to keep your family moving.

BooZoo even has outdoor activities planned for his furry friends, so bring your dogs!

Celebration Courtyard

Stage Performances

10:15 – 10:30 am
Welcome by Kimberly Kuta Dring,
Director of Learning and Experience at Stepping Stones Museum

10:45 – 11:30 am
Canine Contest\Pooch Parade

11:30 – noon

Noon – 12:45 pm
Westport YMCA Showtime Exhibition Gymnastic Team *

1:30 – 2:15 pm
Pete and Chris Amusements (Magic Show) *

2:45 – 3:15 pm

3:30 – 4:15 pm


10:00 – noon
Literacy How, Inc *

10:30 am – noon
Pamper Your Pooch at the Doggy Day Spa

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Norwalk Public Library *

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pamper Your Pooch at the Doggy Day Spa

1:30 – 3:00 pm
Chess Club of Fairfield County *

Express Yourself

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pooch Pics


10:00 – 10:30 am
and 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Look for BooZoo roaming the museum.

* Community Partners

Multimedia Gallery

11:15 am – noon
Lena and the Happy Clam Band *

12:45 – 1:30 pm
Intensity Club (Zumba) *

2:15 – 3:00 pm
Kempo Academy of Martial Arts *

3:15 – 3:45 pm


Food available in the cafe.

Community Garden

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ABC Stepping Stones Chalk Art

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Doggy Scavenger Hunt

Great Lawn

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Book Walk: The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen

11:00 – 11:30 am

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Face Painting

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
North Shore Animal League *

11:30 – noon
Game On!

Noon – 1:00 pm
Family Sports: Soccer, Frisbee, Burlap Race

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Family Sports: Soccer, Frisbee, Burlap Race

Light Gallery

Noon – 3:00 pm
Gaming Unplugged

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors

Silver Medal Sponsor

Bronze Medal Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

  • Aquarion Water Company
  • Rockin’ Jump Trumbull and East Haven
  • Mid Ocean Marine, LLC

Learn about Sponsorship Opportunities for this event.

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Video/Photography Disclaimer

Please be advised that all visitors may be photographed and/or videotaped for promotional purposes. If you do not want your image or your child’s image to appear in the museum’s marketing materials, please notify the Welcome Desk when you arrive.

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