Stepping Stones Museum to host solar eclipse festivities

Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk will be hosting celestially-themed activities in celebration of the Monday, Aug. 21 solar eclipse, the first to sweep the United States in 100 years.  These include:

  • Make Your Own Martian Slime workshop, Sunday, Aug. 20 from 11:15-11:45 a.m.
  • Planet Marble Painting, Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2:15-2:45 p.m.
  • Making Space Challenge, where children can create their own telescopes, offered every day until Monday, Aug. 21.
  • The once-in-a-lifetime Great American Eclipse experience, Monday, Aug. 21 from 1:00-5:00 p.m., where amateur astronomers can see what happens when the sun disappears behind the moon. Visitors can witness the solar eclipse as it is captured streaming live from our very own sky and around the continental United States at the Stepping Stones state-of-the-art Multimedia Gallery.
  • Eclipse glasses decorating activity for kids, Monday, Aug. 21.
  • Our World and Beyond, exploration of astronomy and earth science, Monday, Aug. 21 from 1:30 – 2:00pm.

Here in Connecticut, we will experience 68% coverage of the sun from 1:25 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children 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 is located at 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, exit 14 North and 15 South off I-95. Museum hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day, Tuesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10 a.m.-5p.m.; and Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults and children and $10 for seniors. Children under one 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