Special Events

NEW! WILD! Saturdays
Saturdays through May 23
(no program on 5/16)

Discover our newest addition to Heckscher Farm — Heckscher WILD! Meet some of our animals up close and create lunch for some, too. Don't forget to visit our river otters, Bert and Edie, to see them get their lunch. All programs, except for otter feeding, will meet at the Heckscher WILD! exhibit. Otter feeding will meet at the Otter Pond.

Schedule of Events
12:30 pmWILD! Feeding (Heckscher WILD!)
1:00 pmOtter Feeding (Otter Pond)
1:30 pmAnimal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)
3:00 pmAnimal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)

Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Sunday Explorers
Sundays through May 24, Noon - 4 pm
(no program on 5/17)

Our popular Sunday programs continue with some new additions! Explore our farm, help to feed some animals, meet some animals up close, and create some great self-guided crafts.

Schedule of Events
Noon - 4 pmSelf-guided crafts (Overbrook Nature Center)
12:30 pmWILD! Feeding (Heckscher WILD!)
1:00 pmOtter Feeding (Otter Pond)
1:30 pmAnimal Meet & Greet
2:00 pmFarm Fun (meet at chicken coop)
3:00 pmAnimal Meet & Greet (Overbrook Nature Center)


Spring Home School Day: WILD! for Animals
Thursday, April 16, 10 am - 3 pm

Discover the WILD world of animals and explore our newest exhibit — Heckscher WILD! We'll explore our vernal pools, learn how scientists group animals, and investigate the world of animal tracks and signs. We'll also explore the adaptations that animals have to survive in their habitats, as we meet live animals from around the world.

Limited enrollment for small group experience. No charge for teachers/chaperones and non- participating siblings. A group lunch will allow for home schoolers to meet each other and exchange ideas.

To register, please call Ben LaPoint at 203.977.6540 or e-mail blapoint@stamfordmuseum.org.

Members & Non-Members: $15/child.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:
Amphibian Amble
Friday, April 17, 7 - 8:30 pm

Join in on this spring favorite! Grab your flashlights and hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit our vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs. Look for wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. Register early, this sells out every year! Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS:
Infinity and Our Universe
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about Infinity and Our Universe, followed by a visit to view the night sky through the Observatory's 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 & older.

Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS:
Galaxies and Dark Matter
Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on the Galaxies and Dark Matter, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting.

Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3
No children under 5 please.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS:
The Summer Triangle: The Gateway to the Milky Way
Friday, May 29, 7 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about The Summer Triangle: The Gateway to the Milky Way, followed by a visit to view the night sky through the Observatory's 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 & older.

Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3.

Compass Challenge
Sunday, May 31, 3 - 4:30 pm

Assess your navigation skills with our outdoor compass challenge! Discover the basics of orienteering to improve your outdoor skills and test yourself on our challenge course. We'll learn the proper way to take a bearing and how to set and maintain a course to ensure you are going in the correct direction. Participants will also learn how to read basic maps and how to interpret other directional aids, such as cairns. Compasses provided. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

Members: $5/person | Non-Members: $8/person.


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