Special Events

Sunday Explorers
Sundays, December 7 - February 22, 1 - 4 pm
(no class 12/21 & 12/28)

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.

Astronomy Nights: Night Sky Landscapes: Photography by Starlight
Friday, December 19, 7pm

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Night Sky Landscapes: Photography by Starlight, 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.

Winter Solstice Celebration
Sunday, December 21, Noon - 4 pm

Celebrate the shortest day of the year and nature in winter! Discover how animals prepare and survive in the winter, explore the winter sky in our planetarium, make your own snow, have an indoor 'snowball' fight, and take a winter tour of Heckscher Farm. End your day with a chance to roast a tasty treat over the campfire!

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

LEGO® Workshop - Bendel Speedway
Saturday, January 3, 10 am - noon & 2 - 4 pm
(Recommended for ages 6 and up)

Build and race a LEGO® brick car. Recommended for ages 6 and up, limited to 40 participants per session. Space is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 203.977.6521 to register.

Members: $40 adult/child, $25 for each additional adult/child
Non-Members: $55 adult/child, $25 for each additional adult/child.

LEGO® Workshop: Flying Machines
Sunday January 4, 10 am - 4 pm
(Recommended for children ages 6 and up)

Build and fly a LEGO® brick helicopter or spaceship. Recommended for ages 6 and up, limited to 40 participants per session.

Members: $40 adult/child, $25 for each additional adult/child
Non-Members: $55 adult/child, $25 for each additional adult/child.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS:
Black Holes: The End of Space and Time
Friday, January 9, 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 Black Holes: The End of Space and Time, 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: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17).

LEGO® Workshop - Lights! Camera! Action!
Saturday, January 17 & Sunday, January 18, 10 am - noon & 2 - 4 pm

LEGO® animation with I LUG NY facilitators. Led by Alex Kobbs, of KooberzStudios. Learn and film stop action animation with LEGO® creations and mini figures. Recommended for ages 10 and up, limited to 30 participants per session. Space is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 203.977.6521 to register.

Members: $40 adult/child, $25 for each additional adult/child
Non-Members: $55 adult/child, $25 for each additional adult/child.

Winter Break Out Day: How's It Move?
Monday, January 19, 11 am to 3 pm

From trains to tarantulas and rockets to rabbits, explore how different things move from point A to point B. Explore animal motion from galloping horses to slithering snakes, try to stay dry in a centripetal force challenge, launch some rockets, and get moving with hikes on the winter trails. Discover how the constellations 'move' in the winter sky in the planetarium. The new LEGO® exhibition, A Billion Bricks: Trucks, Trains & Spaceships, will also have plenty of great action. At the end of the day, make a move to join us at 2:30 pm for S'mores on the Meadow.

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

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS
Winter Constellations
Friday, January 23, 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 winter constellations, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 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 and older.

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

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 Building 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
Friday, 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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