Established in 1949, our Junior Curator Program gives children a unique opportunity to experience life on a real farm. The Junior Curator Program is the Museum's junior volunteer program and consists of five sessions.

Similar to the Junior Curator program and established in 2015, Junior WILD! Keepers gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals.

Online Registration for Spring & Summer Sessions Opens:

  • February 27, 2023: Family Plus & Director's Circle Members

  • March 2, 2023: Family Level Members

Junior WILD! Keepers

By Kristin Sinatra | December 8, 2022
January 28 @ 9:30 am12:00 pm
Heckscher WILD!
$60 – $70

Ages 11 – 13 New, updated format! SM&NC’s Heckscher WILD! building at was opened in 2015 and is home to our exotic animals. The Junior WILD! Keeper program gives participants a hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of these animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a later date for more in-depth training with our…

Junior Curator: Spring Session 1

By Kristin Sinatra | December 21, 2022
April 24 @ 3:30 pmApril 28 @ 5:00 pm
Heckscher WILD! Porch
$145 – $160

Ages 11 – 13 Meets at Heckscher WILD! Porch This program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to become a farm volunteer.…

Junior Curator: Spring Session 2

By Kristin Sinatra | December 21, 2022
May 15 @ 3:30 pmMay 19 @ 5:00 pm
Heckscher WILD! Porch
$145 – $160

Ages 11 – 13 Meets at Heckscher WILD! Porch This program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to become a farm volunteer.…

Junior WILD! Keepers: Spring Session

By Kristin Sinatra | January 3, 2023
May 20 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
Heckscher WILD!
$60 – $70

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! New format for 2023! Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. The Junior WILD! Keepers program gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a day for more…

Junior Curator: Summer Session 1

By Kristin Sinatra | December 21, 2022
July 10 @ 3:00 pmJuly 14 @ 5:00 pm
Heckscher WILD! Porch
$190

Ages 11 – 13 Meets at Heckscher WILD! Porch This program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to become a farm volunteer.…

Junior WILD! Keepers: Summer Session 1

By Kristin Sinatra | January 3, 2023
July 19 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
Heckscher WILD!
$60

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! New format for 2023! Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. The Junior WILD! Keepers program gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a day for more…

Junior Curator: Summer Session 2

By Kristin Sinatra | December 21, 2022
July 24 @ 3:00 pmJuly 28 @ 5:00 pm
Heckscher WILD! Porch
$190

Ages 11 – 13 Meets at Heckscher WILD! Porch This program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to become a farm volunteer.…

Junior WILD! Keepers: Summer Session 2

By Kristin Sinatra | January 3, 2023
August 2 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
Heckscher WILD!
$60

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! New format for 2023! Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. The Junior WILD! Keepers program gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a day for more…

Junior Curator: Summer Session 3

By Kristin Sinatra | December 21, 2022
August 7 @ 3:00 pmAugust 11 @ 5:00 pm
Heckscher WILD! Porch
$190

Ages 11 – 13 Meets at Heckscher WILD! Porch This program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to become a farm volunteer.…

Junior WILD! Keepers: Summer Session 3

By Kristin Sinatra | January 3, 2023
August 19 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
Heckscher WILD!
$60

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! New format for 2023! Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. The Junior WILD! Keepers program gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a day for more…

Junior Curator: Summer Session 4

By Kristin Sinatra | December 21, 2022
August 21 @ 3:00 pmAugust 25 @ 5:00 pm
Heckscher WILD! Porch
$190

Ages 11 – 13 Meets at Heckscher WILD! Porch This program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to become a farm volunteer.…

For information on Junior WILD! Keepers classes, contact Kaitlyn Duclos at kduclos@stamfordmuseum.org

Program Note: Students may register for a maximum of one (1) Junior Curator and one (1) Junior WILD! Keeper session. Students who have previously completed a class, even in a previous year, may not enroll in that class again. Multiple registrations for different weeks of the same program will be cancelled and refunded.