Special Events

Sunday Explorers
Sundays thru May 14, 12 - 4 pm

Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the Spring season. Join us for a weekly hike on our nature trails or to meet and feed some of our Heckscher WILD! animals. Explore Heckscher Farm as we greet goats, plant in our organic vegetable garden, peak into our historic barns, and more! We will have some great self-guided crafts and additional animals and exhibits, too, in Overbrook Nature Center. Recommended for ages 5 & up. (No programs on April 16 and April 30.)

Schedule of Events
12 pm - 4 pmSelf-guided crafts
1 pmTrail Hike
1:30 pmAnimal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)
2:30 pmExplore Heckscher Farm (meet at chicken coop)
3 pmAnimal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)

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

Astronomy Nights: Totality: A Guide to the Great American Eclipse
Friday, April 21, 7:30 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Totality: A Guide to the Great American Eclipse, followed by a viewing of 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 Program: Water Wonders Scout Day
Sunday, April 30, 1 - 4 pm

Scouts of all ages can join us for this hands-on day of exploring water habitats, their inhabitants, and ways that we can help to keep our water sources healthy. We'll explore the vernal pool and stream habitats, meet some animals that live in and rely on water, perform some awesome water experiments, and complete a scavenger hunt in our Powerful yet Fragile: Connecticut's Waterways photography exhibition in the Stamford Museum. Scouts will rotate through activities in small groups. To register, please e-mail Lisa Monachelli, Director of Education, at lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org. Limited enrollment. Scouts may register individually or with their troop/pack.

Fees: $9/scout | Troop/den leaders: Free |  Additional adults: $2/each

Astronomy Nights: Spring Constellations
Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Spring Constellations, followed by a viewing of 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: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17)

Outdoor Adventures: Wild Weasels
Sunday, May 7, 4 - 5:30 pm

Explore the world of our native weasels and have an opportunity to interact with our own wild weasels, ferrets and otters. We'll start with a short show on Connecticut's weasel species, from fishers to ermine, and then break up into two groups to have a chance to create enrichment for our otters and an obstacle course for our ferrets in Heckscher WILD! Limited enrollment of 20 people. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8

Astronomy Nights: The Milky Way, Our Home Galaxy
Friday, May 19, 7:30 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on the The Milky Way, Our Home Galaxy, followed by a viewing 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

Astronomy Nights: Mythology & Astronomy: Stories that Shaped our Stars
Friday, June 9, 7:30 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Mythology & Astronomy: Stories that Shaped our Stars, followed by a viewing of 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

Astronomy Nights: Exploring Jupiter!
Friday, June 23, 7:30 pm

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Exploring Jupiter!, followed by a viewing of 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


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