Special Events

Getting Into Work Improv performance by Sea Tea
Friday, October 24, 6 - 8 pm

Adults have been asking you since first grade what you want to be when you grow up. Just because you're a teenager doesn't mean work isn't a part of your world. Your weirdest and wildest thoughts about careers, work drama, and earning that paycheck will be twisted into the kinds of scenes and songs you've seen on Whose Line Is It Anyway!, Wild n' Out, and Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. Sea Tea Improv actors share the art, skill, and fun of improvisation as a way to prepare for your first (or next) job interview. This is your chance to really become a part of the action.

No acting experience is needed! Program is recommended for high school and college age students. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, email rsvp@stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:
Slithery, Slimy, Creepy, Crawly
Friday, October 24, 7 - 8 pm

Celebrate Halloween a little early! Meet some of our live scaly and crawly friends. Touch Connecticut's longest snake, meet a tarantula up close and personal, and feel some slimy tree frog feet. We'll discover how these 'icky' animals are really incredible. Recommended for all ages. All programs meet at the Overbrook Nature Center.

Space is limited for our Outdoor Adventures programs. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 203.977.6521 to register.

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS:
Pluto: The Battle for a Planet
Friday, October 24, 7 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about Pluto, 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.

Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm
Sunday, October 26, 1 pm - 3 pm

Don your Halloween costume and head up to Heckscher Farm to trick or treat with your favorite farm friends! Make your first stop at the otter pond to collect a bag and get your first Clue! Follow the clues to find the five "trick or treat" stations.

Then, stop by Overbrook for "Ick-Fest" to get slimy with our slime table, visit live reptiles and bugs, and create crafts around some of our favorite Halloween critters. Don't forget your treat bag!

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

Ick Fest @ Overbrook
Sunday, October 26, 1 - 4 pm

Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at our annual "Ick Fest @ Overbrook." After Trick-or-Treating on the Farm, visit the Overbrook Nature Center to visit our snakes, tarantulas, lizards, worms, and other icky creatures. Explore our slime table, make crafts featuring bats and spiders, and more.

Members: Free | Non-Members: Free.

Touch-A-Truck & Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, November 2, 11 am - 3 pm

Get up close and personal with some cool larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few.

Also sample some of Stamford's finest chili from area competitors at Stamford's Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off. The Cook-Off will support both the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (ages 10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items, you can taste each competitor's chili and vote for your favorite!

Members: Free | Non-members: Free with gate admission.
$10 donation per person (ages 10 and up) for Chili Cook-Off or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food.

Sunday Explorers
Sundays, November 2 - 30 Noon - 4 pm

Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for November. Join us for hikes, field studies, live animal visits, garden experiences, and crafts as we explore all the best things about SM&NC in the fall. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center.

Schedule of Events
Noon - 4 pmSelf-guided crafts & open classroom
12:30 pmTrail Hike
2:30 pmGarden or farm experience
3:30 pmAnimal Meet & Greet

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

Wheels in the Woods Fall Activity Trail
Sundays, November 2 - 30 Noon - 4 pm

Our popular self-guided activity trail returns with new activities. Identify fall birds, do a mini scavenger hunt, make funoculars, and more. Information on the trail can be found in the Overbrook Nature Center. Heavy rain will cancel.

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

FALL BREAKOUT DAY:
Election on the Farm
Tuesday, November 4, 11 am - 3 pm

Cast your vote for your favorite farm animal during our annual "Election on the Farm." Will our guinea hogs get the vote or be edged out by Dakota the Clydesdale or PacMan the goat? Have a chance to meet and shake 'hooves' with some of the candidates, try themed self- guided crafts, and scavenger hunts. The ballot box will stay open until 3 pm. "Vote Local" with a local ice cream tasting from 2:30 - 3 pm.

Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.
Free admission for any veteran with ID.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS:
Mercury and the MESSENGER Mission
Friday, November 7, 7 pm

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Mercury and the MESSENGER Mission, 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.

Who Dung It?
Sunday, November 9, 4 - 5:30 pm

Become a scatologist and discover how a pile of droppings can give us clues to who has been in our woods. Join our staff for a hike on our trails to look for scat and learn the basics of how to identify other animal signs, like tracks and markings. Test yourself with our "Who Dung it?" game and make your own scat and track field guide to take home. Recommended for all ages. All programs meet at the Overbrook Nature Center.

Space is limited for our Outdoor Adventures programs. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 203.977.6521 to register.

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

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS:
Venus: the Worst Trip You'll Ever Take
Friday, November 21, 7 pm

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Venus, 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.

A BILLION BRICKS 2: LEGO® Trains, Planes and Rocket Ships!
Saturday, November 22 - January 25

LEGO® returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with its grand opening on Saturday, November 22. Trains, planes, and rocket ships will speed through the Stamford Museum galleries throughout the holiday season.... Stay tuned! The exhibition will run through January, 25, 2015.


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