Special Events

Sunday Explorers
Sundays through December 10 11:30 am - 4 pm

Head to the SM&NC for the return of our popular Sunday drop-in programs! Meet one of our Heckscher Farm animals, try your hand at a scavenger hunt on the trails, see Sadie and Bert, our North American River Otters, get their lunch, or help to feed some animals in Heckscher WILD! (First-come, first-served; recommended for ages 5 and up.)

Schedule of Events
11:30 am - 4 pmSelf-guided crafts
11:30 amHeckscher Farm Animal Meet & Greet
12 pmOtter feeding demonstration (Otter Pond)
12:30 pmWILD! Feeding (at Heckscher WILD!, limited enrollment, ages 5 & up
2 pmScavenger Hunt (Meet at Overbrook)
3 pmAnimal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)

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

Astronomy Nights: Winter Constellations
Friday, December 15, 7 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Winter Constellations, 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. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over. Location: Behind the Heckscher Farm, enter from Scofieldtown Road. GPS users enter - 151 Scofieldtown Road.

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

Scout Invention Convention Day
Sunday, December 17, 1-4 pm

Join us to get an up-close look at the amazing artistic gadgetry of Steve Gerberich, whose fabulous creations grace the Stamford Museum galleries this holiday season in our Gerberich's Gadgets: Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys exhibition. We'll have some free build time with our favorite building blocks, create our own inventions out of recycled materials, complete a scavenger hunt through the exhibit, and more. Scout groups will rotate through activities. Limited to 60 girl and boy scouts. Scouts may register with their parents or with their troops/dens. To register, please e-mail Lisa Monachelli at lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org.

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8

Vacation Drop-Off Days (ages 4-5)
Monday, December 18; Wednesday, December 20 9:30 am-12 pm

Not ready for winter break yet? Join us for a morning of nature play, live animals, crafts, and more! Our environmental educators will lead an exploration of winter trails, introduce children to some of our animal teachers, and share stories and crafts. Limited enrollment of 12 children for a small group experience. Must be 4 by the date of the program. Snack and drink will be served. Class meets at Overbrook Nature Center.

Members: $30/child | Non-Members: $35/child


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