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. Limited enrollment. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Members: $6 per person | Non-members: $9 per person

Herpetology Hike

Sunday, July 28, 4:30-6pm
Recommended for ages 5 and up
Meet at the Overbrook Nature Center

Discover the different types of reptiles and amphibians that call Connecticut home. We’ll start by meeting some of our native teaching animals, including the largest snake in the state, and then take a hike on our trails to see what herps we can find!

Playground Party

Friday, August 2, 6-7:30pm
Recommended for ages 5 and up
Meet at the Nature's Playground

Join us for this special edition of Outdoor Adventures! We’ll open Nature’s Playground for an after-hours opportunity to climb, slide, and play. We’ll have lemonade and watermelon for a snack as well! Limited to 40 children. No organized groups or parties will be allowed to register. Please note that the remainder of the museum and grounds will be closed but the playground will be open for our lucky attendees.

Stream Hunters

Sunday, September 22, 4:30-6pm
Recommended for ages 6 and up
Meet at Overbrook Nature Center

From mayflies to salamanders, there is a great world beneath the rocks and leaves of the stream! Join SM&NC staff and explore Poorhouse Brook for the amphibians, macroinvertebrates, and fish that call it home. We’ll walk through our stream classroom to see what we can find. Please be prepared to walk in the stream; water shoes are recommended.


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903