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What To Do at the SM&NC

Featured Events & Programs


SM&NC Sunday Farm Market

Sundays, June 12 - November 6, 2022
10 am - 2 pm
FREE Admission to the Market for All!

Held in our spacious North Parking Lot at 151 Scofieldtown Road.

The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market is back!

Join us each Sunday to support local agriculture and pick up some great products and produce. Many of our favorite vendors will be returning along with some new friends. The Heckscher Farm tent will have all of your favorite maple syrup, SM&NC’s Heckscher Farm blend coffee, Arethusa products, and more. Be sure to check below for the most up-to-date list of vendors. As always, admission to the market is free.


Animals for All

Spring 2022 sessions span April to June

We are proud to offer “Animals for All,” a free program series designed exclusively for neurodiverse children and their families.

Two different program formats are offered: Heckscher Farm Open Evenings, which allow families to visit the Farm after-hours at their own pace and order, and Caring for Critters, which provides kids a chance to work with farm animals up close in a small group environment.

While staff is on hand for questions during Open Evenings, there is no formal program. Instead, families are encouraged to experience Heckscher Farm in an order of their own design knowing that the farm and restroom facilities are fully accessible throughout their visit.

We are profoundly thankful to our grantors, the Dorr Foundation, New Canaan Community Foundation, and Generation Impact, for enabling us to make these experiences free of charge.


Drive-in Flashback Series

Select Fridays this Summer
Gates open at 6:00 pm
Showtime at Dusk

Revel in the Nostalgia of Decades Past! Our Flashback Drive-In Series spans the 60s to the 90s, including four retro movies and two live music performances on select Fridays this Summer!

  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Goonies
  • Back to the Future

  • Stella Blue's Band
  • Pour Some 80s on Me

Two Decades of Abstraction

June 30 -- September 11, 2022

Discovering Color: Two Decades of Abstraction highlights paintings, works on paper, and prints from three pivotal art movements in America during the sixties and seventies: Abstract Expressionism, Color Field Painting, and Minimalism.

Drawing from our museum’s permanent collection, this group show will explore the ways each artist used color through texture, saturation, and tone. The abstract expressionists, whose art was characterized by gestural mark-making, and the color field artists, known for their large swaths of paint, both used colors to communicate inner emotions. The minimalists, famed for their delineated forms and detached simplicity, sought to illuminate the qualities of color itself.

Discovering Color  will feature important works by Edward Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Dan Christensen, John Grillo, Lee Krasner, and more. Exhibiting these vibrant works side-by-side creates an exciting visual dialogue about the myriad of ways that color was used as a means of modern artistic expression.

Support Stamford Museum & Nature Center

We are a not-for-profit organization and our programs are only possible with your support.

Our Flashback Drive-In Series spans the 60s to the 90s, including four retro movies and two live music performances on select Fridays this Summer!