Special Events

Heckscher Farm Animal Meet & Greet
Mondays through August 14, 2:30 - 3 pm

Do you know the difference between a llama and an alpaca? Have you ever given a pig a belly rub? Join us each week for an up-close look at one of our farm animal groups. Discover how we care for and enrich our animals' lives, and have a chance to touch them, too! One animal/animal group per week.

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

A Day in a Farmer's Life
Tuesdays through August 15, 10 - 10:30 am

Learn about the day-to-day life on Heckscher Farm by taking a peek at some of the different chores that have to be done throughout the year. We might milk goats, wash and card wool, create enrichment items for one of our Farm animals, or walk a donkey.

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

Heckscher WILD! Animal Meet & Greet
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays through August 18, 11 am & 2:30 pm

Stop by Heckscher WILD! to meet one of our teaching animals from around the world and discover how they are adapted to their native habitat. Animals will vary depending on the day; programs will be approximately 15 minutes.

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

Summer Corn-ucopia!
Wednesdays through August 16, 3:30 - 4 pm

Celebrate our a-maize-ing new exhibit, MAIZE: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain, by exploring the curious case of corn. Each week we'll discover the importance of corn, how it has been used, who likes to eat it, how to cook it, and why this ancient grain continues to surprise us. We might cook corn muffins over the campfire, learn how to grind corn, meet some animals that eat corn, create a corn craft, or plant some corn relatives to take home. Meet in the Stamford Museum galleries.

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

WILD! Feeding
Saturdays through August 19, 11 am - 11:30 am

Ever wonder how we feed our exhibit animals in Heckscher WILD!? Help make salads for our tortoises, lizards, and other fruit- and veggie-loving friends. Spaces for this program are limited and are first-come, first-served. Ages 5 and up.

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

Summer Stars Planetarium Shows
Sundays through August 20, 2 - 3 pm

Join us to search the summer night sky ... during the day! Discover some of the common constellations of the summer and the stories behind them. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. Doors will open 15 minutes before scheduled program. Recommended for ages 5 and up. No strollers, please. Shows start promptly; no late admission. Parents must accompany children.

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

Honeybee Open Hive
Sunday, August 20, 11 am - 2 pm

On National Honeybee Day, we champion our smallest, most industrious farm residents. Discover the buzz during hive demos (weather permitting) and a honey bee scavenger hunt at our Sunday Farm Market. You'll plant native wildflower seeds to take home and meet some other 6- legged creatures. We'll also have a tasting of a variety of honeys, including SM&NC honey, a honey that tastes like marshmallows, and the "champagne" of honeys.

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

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