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What To Do at the SM&NC

Featured Events & Programs


Nights Out

Evening Programs for Adults

Meaningful adult programming that’s all about enjoying social connection, cultural exploration, continued learning, flavor and fun. Enriched evenings await at the Farmhouse!

Awaken your senses, expand your horizons – unique experiences every month to complement our exhibitions, celebrate the seasons, and promote connections to our local natural and cultural heritage.

This season's Nights Out feature our Maple Boildown, Paint Like...Sophy Regensburg, and Tacos & Tequila.


Bevs & Bites

­­Friday, February 10  from  6:30 – 9:30 pm
21+ Only Event

Join us for a lively evening sampling and savoring the very best of fresh local gourmet fare, with first-rate wines, custom craft beers from local breweries, and superb spirits from local distilleries. Bring your friends and your appetite – celebrate the season and each other at this signature feast in our historic Bendel Mansion.

All event proceeds support the mission and programming of the SM&NC. Presented in Partnership with BevMax. Sponsored by First County Bank.


First County Bank Maple Sugar Fest Sundays

February 26 and March 5 & 12
From 10 am – 2 pm

We’re celebrating the season by bundling all the fun and games of a mini-festival into a single admission price, three Sundays this winter!

Each Sunday we’ll open our site at 10 am with added attractions, enhanced programming, and fun offerings for the whole family until 2 pm. Standard admission rates to the SM&NC apply after 2 pm. 


A Retrospective

December 9 through March 19, 2023

After Curator Maeve Lawler discovered five of Regensburg’s seminal works in the Stamford Museum’s permanent collection, it was clear that a larger, dedicated exhibition was long overdue.

This retrospective, which features over 65 works including loans from institutions and private collections, will be the first museum exhibition recognizing the artist’s captivating life and career.

Mid-century modern artist Sophy Regensburg (1885-1974) began painting late in life at the age of 67 in 1950’s New York City – yet she produced more than 500 works of art over the course of her short, but prolific, career. Celebrated for her vivid still-lifes depicting objects culled from her everyday life – a pitcher of tulips, a plate of shucked oysters, a slice of cherry pie – the artist gained national recognition during her lifetime. Her works, featuring crisp outlines, saturated colors, meticulous patterning, and a compressed perspective, follow in the tradition of Golden Age Dutch still-lifes.

Support the Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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