Explore the amazing natural wonders found at the SM&NC!
This series of family programs, led by the Stamford Museum & Nature Center Environmental Education team, explores the amazing natural wonders found on our campus. Programs meet at the Overbrook Nature Center.
Member Registration opens Monday, March 28
Non-Member Registration opens Monday, April 4
Limited enrollment. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Some programs are for SM&NC Members only (Not a Member? Join today!)
Members Only: Glow in the Dark Painting & Egg Hunt Challenge-FULL
Friday, April 8
7:45 – 8:45 pm
Join us for an evening egg hunt in our woods! We’ll first do some glow-in-the-dark painting on a canvas, and then hunt on our trails after hours for glow-in-the-dark eggs. Limited enrollment of 15 children. One free adult per child. Pre-registration only. Meets at Overbrook Nature Center.
Members: $12/child + 1 adult
Saturday, May 7
2 – 3:30 pm
What would you do if you were lost in the woods? What is important to pack with you when going for a hike in the woods? Join us to test your survival skills knowledge and learn how to construct a basic shelter out of found materials in the woods. Limited to 15 participants. Meet at the Overbrook Nature Center. Children may be dropped off for this program. All participants, including adults, who attend this program require a ticket.
Plants & Pollinators
Sunday, May 22
2 – 3 pm
Join us for an afternoon of discovering the growing trend of eco-type plants and how they benefit our local pollinators. Get to plant some native seeds to take home, explore our pollinator garden, and enjoy some great pollinator-themed crafts. Limited to 12 registration pairs. Each registration includes 1 adult and 1 child ticket. Meet at the Pollinator Garden across from the Overbrook Nature Center.
Members: $12/1 adult & 1 child
Non-Members: $15/1 adult & 1 child
Pollinator House Building-FULL
Saturday, June 4
2 – 3 pm
From bees to butterflies, we love our pollinators here at the SM&NC! Add some new habitat to your garden by building your own pollinator house. Each family will receive a kid-friendly pollinator house kit to construct and decorate with instructions on how to hang them. All materials provided. Limited to 8 families. Meet at the Otter Outdoor Classroom.
Sunday, June 5
3 – 4 pm
Explore the world of insectivores from mammals to spiders to even carnivorous plants! Meet some of our live animal insectivores, such as our hedgehog, and learn about bugs that people eat too! We’ll also learn about different kinds of carnivorous plants and each participant will replant a Venus Fly Trap to take home! Limited to 12 participants. Children 7 and up may be dropped off for this class. Children under 7 may attend with an adult at no extra charge.
S’mores & Slides- FULL
Friday, June 10
6 – 7:15 pm
Ever wish you could have Nature’s Playground all to yourself? Join us for an evening of open playground followed by a chance to make our favorite campfire treat—S’mores! Our playground will be open to participants for until 7:15 and we’ll have S’mores available by fire pits starting at 6:45! Limited to 12 children/adult pairs. Check in on the Meadow near the totem poles.
Ticket includes 1 child + 1 adult
Youth & Family Program Policies
- Refunds may be available for a registered program up to 10 days before the program date. Within 10 days refunds are, unfortunately, not available. Please register carefully. Contact registration at 203.977.6521 for refunds. Programs cancelled by SM&NC will be refunded in full.
- Ticket transfers are not permitted. Only registered parties may attend in their program time/date.
- Please note age requirements. Registrations outside of the age minimums/maximums will be cancelled and may not be refunded.
- Please note registration requirements. Some programs are drop-off and some require adult attendance. All parties 3 and up that attend a program require a ticket for individually-ticketed events.