The Stepping Stones Museum for Children, located at 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, has planned an exciting September for kids and families. September is "explore the Southwest" month at the museum and kids are invited to join the staff as they travel to the Southwest part of the United States and celebrate the history of this region, including the wonder of the Grand Canyon!
On September 5, there is an Around the World creative session that begins at 2 p.m. The topic is the Grand Canyon and kids will investigate the natural process that carves rocks into canyons using water and sand. Participants will take home their own canyon creation made with different layers of sand. There is limited space – tickets available at 1:30 pm. For children ages 2 and older.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Ernie Sites takes center stage with music and the Western Frontier. In full Western clothing, Ernie Sites combines traditional and original western singing, songwriting, yodeling, cowboy poetry, storytelling and trick-roping demonstrations! This program begins at 2 p.m.
September 13 and September 26 are extra special days because Grandparents enjoy free admission to the museum All day! On September 13 the Around the World Show beginning at 2 p.m. features The Tale of Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind. Kids will enjoy listening to this American Tall Tale and making their own doll using pipe cleaners. Limited space – tickets available at 1:30 pm. For children ages 5 and older. And, on September 26, the special feature is a Grand Display of Past and Present: “Typewriter meets IPhone® 6”! This will also mark the grand opening of the newest exhibit experience: Broken? Fix it!
Rounding out the month, on September 26, there is a Family Concert featuring TESS, a Mixed Ensemble at 3:00 pm. Families will enjoy listening to a mixed ensemble concert featuring children ages 4 – 12 from the Talent Education Suzuki School (TESS). They will perform classical selections for violin, piano, cello and guitar. Afterwards, visitors can play child-sized instruments!