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2016 – 2017 School and Group Opportunities

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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.

Educational Opportunities & Programs

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Family Programs and Events

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All year long, Stepping Stones Museum for Children offers special programs, performances and activities for visitors to enjoy – from exhibit-themed activities, arts and creative play to storytimes, sing-a-longs, active play and more.

We also offer unique evening events throughout the year. Turn a book into an entertaining night at one of our a Storybook Pajama Parties, dance and dine the night away at our annual Winter Wonderland Children’s Ball, or bring children in for our Holiday Happenings.

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Children's Camps at Stepping Stones

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Throughout the year we offer opportunities to participate in energizing, themed camp programs at the museum, enhanced with related explorations of our award-winning exhibits. For more information about pricing and registration, call 203 899 0606, ext. 247.

Plan a Play Date!

Gather your friends for a special day at Stepping Stones! A play date at Stepping Stones is a great activity for groups of children and their caregivers, especially during the colder months when outdoor play is limited. For more information about pricing and scheduling, call 203 899 0606, ext. 204.

Group Visits, School Field Trips and Workshops

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A popular group tour destination, Stepping Stones can help you plan an exciting and educational experience for your class, scout group, or summer camp. Enhance your visit with a workshop that reinforces topics being explored in school. We can even visit you – our talented museum educators bring hands-on workshops right to your classroom! To get started, call 203 899 0606, ext. 247.

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ELLI Lab School – Now Enrolling!

A preschool at Stepping Stones for children ages 3 – 5

Explore ELLI

Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Literacy How, Inc. are working together to help close the literacy achievement gap and better prepare young children and their families for school. The Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI) Lab School serves children ages 3 – 5. For questions, or to register, call 203 899 0606, ext. 216.

Early ELLI Series Classes

An 8 week series for children 18 – 36 months

Early ELLI Series

Focused on the language and pre-literacy skills that lay the foundation for later learning, each week children and their parent or caregiver will engage in a multidisciplinary exploration of their world. Classes take place throughout the museum and align with Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards.
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Baby and Me Drop-in

Baby and Me

Ideal for children ages 9 – 18 months

A weekly program for toddlers and their caregivers.
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Teacher Resources

From our Family and Teacher Resource Center to teacher training and appreciation programs, Stepping Stones provides unique professional development opportunities for teachers. Learn More

Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones – YES2

The mission of Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones is to provide meaningful opportunities to students in grades 6 – 12 by developing skills, inspiring leadership and encouraging talents of the youth team. Participation in training, mentorship, events and workshops helps older children gain the tools and confidence to find success in future endeavors and become life long learners. Learn More

Museum Education Resources

Stepping Stones received the MetLife Foundation and Association of Children's Museums Replication Award to develop a toolkit for museums interested in developing an Around the World program. Learn More

Traveling Exhibits FREE

Bring museum-quality experiences to your school. Vibrant pull-up banners, portable hands-on exhibits and play-filled activities allow students to learn by doing. FREE Mini Exhibits for Schools, Libraries and Youth Serving Organizations in Connecticut. Learn More