Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) November 17, 2015 -- For years, from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month, Stepping Stones Museum for Children has offered no-cost admission for families with children who have special needs.
Beginning Saturday, Nov. 14, special needs families will be admitted to Stepping Stones at no charge for the whole day.
“The original idea was for families to come during a quiet time period for the museum. Of course, if families arrived after that time we gave them free admission. Recently, many families have told us that they drive over an hour to come and play and learn together in a safe, friendly environment,” said Robert Townes, director of community advocacy for Stepping Stones Museum for Children. “We are hoping the ‘official’ announcement of all-day free admission will encourage more families to come at their convenience and enjoy all our museum has to offer.”
Townes added, “The museum’s monthly Accessibility Day is part of our Open Arms initiative. Since the first day that we opened our doors in 2000, Stepping Stones has made a commitment to ensure that all children have access to our award-winning museum experiences. Open Arms embodies that commitment and allows, annually, more than 70,000 children and families to enjoy our museum experiences regardless of financial, language or special needs barriers.”
Available for sign-out every day, the museum has an Accessibility Toolkit, with a weighted vest, sensory toys and noise-canceling headphones made just for children.
About the Open Arms Accessibility Initiative at Stepping Stones:
Accessibility Day, which occurs the second Saturday of every month, is a Stepping Stones Museum for Children Open Arms initiative. For more information about the Open Arms initiative, please visit the museum’s website at http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/OpenArms.
About the Company:
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 http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.
Linda Kwong, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/, 203-899-0606, [email protected]
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