Special Events

Sunday Explorers
Sundays Through February 22, 1 - 4 pm

Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Our guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by our popular "Science Spot" program in the Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by to enjoy a self- guided craft, visit our animals, or join us for a program. There will be different themes and animals each week.
Schedule of Events
1 to 4 pmSelf-guided crafts & open classroom
1:30 pmGuided Hike or Farm Program
2:30 pmScience Spot
3:30 pmAnimal Meet & Greet

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

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:
Nocturnal in Nature
Friday, January 30, 6 - 7:30 pm (all ages)

Explore the world of nature at night and learn about the adaptations of nocturnal animals. Meet live nocturnal creatures and then head out on the trails to test our own night vision. Look and listen for signs of winter animals, discover how night vision works, and even make a spark in the dark.

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

Winter Farm Letterboxing Trail
February 1 - February 28 (during Museum hours)

Get rid of the winter blues by participating in our new farm letterboxing challenge! Visit some of our favorite places and animals on Heckscher Farm while searching for hidden letterboxes using our clues. Starting information can be picked up at the Stamford Museum Building (Mon-Sat. 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm).

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

Winter Break Out Day: How's it Made?
Monday, February 16, 11 am to 3 pm

Explore how some of our favorite things in nature are made. Visit the Maple Sugar House and see how our maple syrup operation is doing this winter and learn how bees make honey in the warmer weather (and taste some too!). Dissect an owl pellet to learn about owl digestion and discover how to make fire with a bow drill. Self-guided make-and-take crafts and a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar at 2:30 pm will round out the day.

Winter Home School Day: Forces & Motion
Tuesday, February 17, 10 am - 3 pm

Take a look at some simple machines on the farm and learn how they help us to do work. Explore the many ways that animals move and the many forces that act upon our daily lives. Discover how forces and motion affect our solar system. Get a first-hand look at motion by building your own mini-catapult and helping to launch a full-sized one. For ages 5 & up.

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 Malinda Sears at 203.977.6560 or email msears@stamfordmuseum.org.

Members | Non-Members: $15 per child.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS:
Comets and Meteors: Messengers from the Origin of the Solar System
Friday, February 27, 7 pm

Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start with a presentation on CComets and Meteors: Messengers from the Origin of the Solar System, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch 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.



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