Special Events

Sunday Explorers
Sundays, January 17 - February 28, 1 - 4 pm

Winter is a great time to explore the SM&NC! Enjoy the popular guided farm and trail programs, as well as animal "meet and greets." Don't miss the Science Spot program full of new adventures each week in the Overbrook Nature Center classroom. There will be self-guided crafts too. Different themes, animals and activities each week!

Schedule of Events
1 - 4 pmSelf-guided crafts & open classroom
1 pmAnimal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)
1:30 pmGuided Hike or Farm Program
2:30 pmScience Spot
3 pmAnimal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)

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

Winter Home School Day: Made in CT
Friday, February 12, 10 am - 3 pm

Explore our great state from geology to geography and discover what local products come from CT farms. Learn about the geography of Connecticut, explore the rocks and minerals that are found in CT, see how to turn maple sap into yummy maple syrup and discover what other products come from local farms. 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 Max Barresi at 203.977.6540 or e-mail mbarresi@stamfordmuseum.org.

Members | Non-Members: $15 per child.

Winter Breakout Day: Big & Little
Monday, February 15, 11 am - 3 pm

Celebrate the opening of the new pop-up exhibition, Extreme Art: Massive and Miniature, by taking a look at things BIG and little in nature. Learn how to turn large amounts of maple sap into a smaller amount of maple syrup, taste the "liquid gold" made by the smallest residents of the farm in a honey tasting, and meet the largest and smallest lizards in a "Leapin' Lizards" class. Plant some tiny seeds and see how the spring farm babies have grown up. Enjoy self-guided crafts and a big/little scavenger hunt. End the day with a BIG treat of S'mores on the Meadow!

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

Extreme Maple Syrup
Sunday, February 21, 3 - 4:30 pm

Get a special behind-the-scenes look at our Maple Syrup operation and help with some of the daily tasks of turning sap into syrup. Help collect sap and measure how much sugar is in it, learn to use an auger to drill tap holes, and tour the sugar bush. Watch the process of turning sap into syrup with the evaporator and do a taste test of the different grades to see which one you prefer. End the day with a special treat featuring the SM&NC's very own maple syrup!

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.

WILD! Wednesdays
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Early release from school? Warm up in the Heckscher WILD! exhibit with a chance to meet some of the teaching animals up close. Come by for a favorite story, meet a few animals, and complete a craft inspired by the book.

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

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