Stepping Stones Museum Goes Green for National Energy Awareness Month

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The museum has taken several steps to become more environmentally friendly.

Stepping Stones has an ongoing commitment to stay green! In fact, all of the materials in the museum’s popular “Making Space” family experience exhibit are all reusable materials: cardboard boxes, plastic packaging and bubble wrap to name just a few.

Also, the museum’s building is LEED Gold certified and features solar panels, a green roof, wind turbine, energy-efficient LED lighting in some gallery spaces and uses renewable resources in the building materials. Visitors enjoy six gardens including Grassland, Rain, Butterfly, Edible and Woodland gardens. The ever-popular Energy Lab exhibit and Conservation Quest mini-exhibit teach children important lessons in energy conservation.

About Global Energy – The Musical and Conservation Quest Mini-Exhibit

Thanks to the generous support of Energize Connecticut, all are invited to see a LIVE performance, free with museum admission. Global Energy – The Musical addresses complex scientific issues on energy and conservation, presenting them in a whimsical way to our future leaders: those who are 10 years old and younger. Based on stories, poems and songs by children from the United States, the Kingdom of Jordan and Rwanda, their words are put to music by acclaimed singer/songwriter Tina deVaron and are performed by Child’s Play Touring Theatre from Chicago.

Global Energy – The Musical will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 16. For more information regarding upcoming events, visit

Also, the museum’s Conservation Quest mini-exhibit is on display for the month of October in the museum’s Light Gallery. Afterward, this mini-exhibit will continue to tour to schools, libraries and other organizations throughout the State. The tour is also generously sponsored by Energize Connecticut.

About Energize Connecticut

Energize Connecticut SM is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to make smart energy choices, now and in the future. It provides Connecticut consumers, businesses and communities the resources and information they need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean energy future for everyone in the State. It is an initiative of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, the State, and local electric and gas utilities. The initiative has funding support from a charge on customer energy bills. Visit for more information.

About Stepping Stones Museum:
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, celebrating its 15th birthday this year, is an award-winning, private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) children’s museum committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and families. Stepping Stones Museum for Children is located at 303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT, exit 14 North and 15 South off I-95. Museum hours are: Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Labor Day through Memorial Day, Tuesday—Sunday and select holiday Mondays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and children and $10 for seniors. Children under 1 are free. For more information about Stepping Stones, to book a field trip or schedule a class, workshop or facility rental call 203-899-0606 or visit

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