Stepping Stones Announces Holiday Events

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The children’s museum has several holiday events and charity initiatives planned for December and January.

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The holiday season is here, and Stepping Stones Museum for Children has many holiday happenings planned to help everyone get into the spirit of the season.

The holiday season is here, and Stepping Stones Museum for Children has many holiday happenings planned to help everyone get into the spirit of the season.

Saturday, December 13, 2:00 pm
Around the World Performance: Sweden — ABBA Girlz
Join Stepping Stones for the ultimate ABBA tribute band! Enjoy classic ABBA covers with full costumes and choreography. The ABBA Girlz duo is a blast from the past sure to delight the whole family.

Wednesday, December 17, 12:30 - 1:15 pm
Music Time: Suzuki Babies
Join Stepping Stones for Suzuki Early Childhood Education Classes, with Gretchen Grube of Talent Education Suzuki School (TESS). Suzuki Babies is where song, creative movement, familiar nursery rhymes, percussion instruments and lots of joy work to develop a child’s musical ability. The class is for children ages 3 and under with an adult. Fifteen students max. It is free with admission, but tickets are required from the welcome desk. There is limited space.

Friday, Decemnber 19 – Wednesday, December 24, 11:00 am – noon and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
North Pole comes to Stepping Stones
Santa and his friends Frosty, Reindeer and Penguin will be flying in to spread holiday cheer! Bring cameras to capture the magic.

Saturday, December 20, 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Handbell Performance
Enjoy the sounds of the season during an enchanting holiday handbell performance by Shelton's Trinity Lutheran Church Bell Choir. Free with museum admission.

Friday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 31 (excluding Sundays), 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
School Vacation Week
Kul Aktiviteter – Each day brings a new Swedish-themed activity. Kul aktiviteter means fun activities.

Stepping Stones has a few schedule changes for the holiday season. These changes are as follows:

  • Early Closing: Wednesday, December 24, 3:00 pm
  • Closed: Thursday, December 25 for Christmas
  • Open: Monday, December 29 for Vacation Week

• Early Closing: Wednesday, December 31, 3:00 pm
• Closed: Thursday, January 1 for New Year's Day
• Moved: Get Into It! free moved to Thursday, January 8 (instead of January 1)

Stepping Stones is also getting into the spirit of getting this season with several charity initiatives. They are as follows:

Seasonal Gift Giving – give the gift of family fun:
Give to the Annual Fund and Keep them Learning
Help Stepping Stones provide the exceptional and interactive learning experiences that will inspire children to become lifelong learners and ensure their future success. Support the museum. Pay it Forward

Gift Family Membership to be an Angel:
Give the Gift of Membership – Starting at $155
Let Stepping Stones package the whole museum in a gift envelope. It’s a fantastic year-long experience that can’t be lost, broken or abused. Consider donating an angel membership to a local family in need. Donate an Angel Membership. Angel Membership

Donate a BooZoo to a child in the Hospital – $15
Consider donating a plush toy of the sweet and cuddly BooZoo to a child spending the holidays in the hospital. Stepping Stones will be making this special delivery over the holidays to Norwalk Hospital and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. Purchase BooZoo online, visit the Welcome Desk or call 203-899-0606, ext. 227. There are limited quantities. Stepping Stones will deliver during the third week of December. Donate a BooZoo

A Forever Gift Tile – $150
A gift so unique it captures a child’s imagination for permanent display in a museum. Send Stepping Stones the handmade art of any budding Picasso or Rembrandt. They will have it glazed and set on the Community Tile Wall for all to enjoy. Purchase online.

Stepping Stones encourages visitors to consider hosting their holiday parties at the museum. Stepping Stones offers a one-of-a-kind event venue that is sure to dazzle any guests. There are several rental spaces to choose from to suit any needs. Visit for more information.

About the organization:
Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT, is an award-winning, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) children’s museum committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and families. Located on five acres in Mathews Park, the LEED Gold certified museum encompasses five hands-on galleries, a state-of-the-art Multimedia Gallery, Family and Teacher Resource Center, cafe and retail store.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is celebrating its 15th birthday! The official birthday is March 11, 2015. The museum is celebrating for 15 months from Oct. 2014 through Dec. 2015. Visit the calendar of events regularly to see activities planned for the 15th of each month, including the Birthday Party on March 11, 2015.

Stepping Stones is located at 303 West Ave., exit 14N or 15S off I-95 in Norwalk. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday from Labor Day through Memorial Day, and Monday through Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $15 for adults and children and $10 for seniors. Children under 1 are free. To learn more, call 203-899-0606 or visit

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