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


Connecticut Attractions, Culture, Art and Tourism.

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To learn more about culture, art and tourism in Connecticut visit cultureandtourism.org.


Other Local Attractions

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

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

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

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

SoNo Marketplace Sitting on the edge of Village Creek, SoNo Marketplace features 50+ local merchants in a country style atmosphere. It provides an opportunity for New England artisans and merchants to showcase and sell their wares.


Walking Trail

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


Special Hotel Rate

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