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Norwalk's Stepping Stones Celebrates 15 Years Of Bringing Fun To Kids

Parents and children join in the birthday celebration at Stepping Stones Museum for Children.
Parents and children join in the birthday celebration at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Museum mascot BooZoo gets a warm welcome from visiting children.
Museum mascot BooZoo gets a warm welcome from visiting children. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kids await the spoils from a pinata.
Kids await the spoils from a pinata. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kids watch the museum band perform.
Kids watch the museum band perform. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Children welcome the arrival of BooZoo.
Children welcome the arrival of BooZoo. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kids enjoy the show at the birthday celebration.
Kids enjoy the show at the birthday celebration. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Lots of kids enjoy the celebration at Stepping Stones.
Lots of kids enjoy the celebration at Stepping Stones. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The museum employees play for guests.
The museum employees play for guests. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling helps to celebrate the museum's birthday.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling helps to celebrate the museum's birthday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Birthday cake is served.
Birthday cake is served. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Stepping Stones celebrated its 15th birthday this week.
Stepping Stones celebrated its 15th birthday this week. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

NORWALK, Conn. -- Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk pulled out all the stops Wednesday as it celebrated its 15th birthday in style.

The all-day festivities included a "Make a Cake and Party Hats" activity for kids of all ages. BooZoo made a special appearance at all the usual Wednesday programs, including Toddler Tales, Looking Up, Music Time and Zumba Kids.

Anna Zap from the Star 99.9-FM morning show was on stage next to the museum’s iconic “Color Coaster” for a live broadcast.

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling dropped by to join in the celebration. He helped to give out cupcakes for all, including gluten-free and vegan options.

In the afternoon, an original “Birthday Skit” was performed by Team Stepping Stones. Then, BooZoo joined the crowd to sing Happy Birthday. A custom-made 15th birthday piñata was lowered from the heights of the multi-media gallery. Kids enjoyed all the non-edible treats inside, then danced to on-screen fireworks, and followed that by signing a gigantic happy birthday card.

Stepping Stones Museum is an award-winning, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) children’s museum committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and families.

It is located on 5 acres in Mathews Park at 303 West Ave. The LEED Gold certified museum encompasses five hands-on galleries, state-of-the-art multi-media gallery, Family and Teacher Resource Center, cafe and retail store.

Stepping Stones is open Labor Day through Memorial Day, Tuesdays through Sundays and select holiday Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Memorial Day through Labor Day, Mondays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults and children and $10 for seniors. Children under 1 are free. To learn more, visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org or like the museum on www.facebook.com/steppingstonesmuseum or follow it on Twitter@steppingstones .

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