Birthday Parties at SM&NC!

Let us help you celebrate your child's next birthday at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Programs are appropriate for children of all ages and will be adapted to suit your child's age group. All birthday parties include a one-day pass to SM&NC for all of your guests. Birthday Parties are a membership benefit and may only be hosted by current members. Not a member? Join today and take advantage of this unique benefit!

SM&NC Fantastic Farm Party
This is our most popular birthday offering. This interactive program will allow the children to get up close and personal with many of the animals that call Heckscher Farm home. An SM&NC educator will lead the children from the Chicken Coop to the Cheshire Barn. The kids will be able to feed our chickens, sheep, and goats as they learn all about our farm animals. The tour lasts approximately one hour. This party is for children of all ages. Farm parties are limited to a maximum of 20 children, including birthday child(ren) and siblings. Fantastic Farm Birthday Parties are available on Saturday and Sunday only and take place in Heckscher Barn's Great Room.

SM&NC Nature Birthdays
SM&NC Nature Birthdays are available on Saturdays only and will be held in the Overbook Nature Center classroom. Parties include small indoor play area with blocks and animals. Due to classroom size, these parties are limited to a maximum of 20 children, including birthday child(ren) and siblings.

Animal Adventure (ages 3-12)
Share your birthday with some scaly, slimy and furry critters! We'll get nose to nose with reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates. Children will have a chance to meet our nature center animals, including lizards, hedgehog, chinchilla, rabbits, frogs and tarantulas. Parties will be feature 8-10 live animals, many of which children can touch and hold. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Fizz, Foam & Fly (ages 5-12)
A great party for your budding scientist! Through a number of hands-on experiments, children will discover the mysteries of polymers, states of matter and more! We may make slime or snow, see how a volcano erupts, turn a film canister into a rocket or explore the science of color. Experiments will vary depending on age and group size. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Party Details
  • Choose from one of two time slots:
       - 10am - 12pm
       - 1pm - 3pm
    Parties may arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time for set-up and may remain for up to 30 minutes after for clean-up.
  • SM&NC Fantastic Farm Party -- $375 for up to 20 children
  • SM&NC Nature Birthdays -- $375 for up to 20 children
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking (cash, checks and major credit cards accepted)
  • Birthday Parties are for Members only. If you are not yet a SM&NC member, we can fill out a membership application and include that associated fee with your deposit. See our membership page for more details.
We Provide
  • Experienced museum educator to lead program and answer questions
  • Private party room with tables, chairs, private restroom and small kitchen prep area
  • Full access to SM&NC exhibits and grounds for all guests
  • Signage on the grounds directing your guests
You Provide
  • Refreshments and paper goods
  • All decorations (no balloons, please...they may be dangerous to our animals). All decorations must be taken down at the end of the party.
  • Birthday cake
For more information or to book your child's party, please call Debra Ritchie at 203.977.6590 on weekdays after 2:30pm. Leave a detailed message including your name, phone number and tentative party date. You may also e-mail

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