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Summer On-site Group Visits

Visit the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with your camp or group!

For visiting summer camps and other groups, there are two options:

Self-guided Visit

Access to the working Heckscher Farm, our North American River Otter Pond, Heckscher WILD! animal exhibit (closed Mondays), nature trails, Nature's Playground, and museum galleries.

Educational Program Visit

In addition to access to the working Heckscher Farm, our North American River Otter Pond, Heckscher WILD! animal exhibit (closed Mondays), nature trails, Nature's Playground, and museum galleries, groups can choose from the following one (1) hour program options:

Program Fees

Self-guided Visit Fees:
$4/camper - Stamford groups & organizations
$5/camper - all other schools & organizations
Teachers: FREE
Additional adults: $8 each

Educational Program Visit Fees:
$7/camper - Stamford groups & organizations
$8/camper - all other schools & organizations
Teachers: FREE
Additional adults: $8 each

Guided Tour of Heckscher Farm
Scheduled in groups of 25 or smaller

Get a chance to meet some of the residents of Heckscher Farm up close and learn about who calls out farm home! Meet the newest arrivals on the farm and get a chance to touch some of our farm residents.

Science Rocks!
Scheduled in groups of 25 or smaller

From making slime to launching rockets, discover why science rocks! We'll perform a number of age-appropriate experiments and have fun exploring a variety of different sciences!

WILD! Around the World Live Animal Program
Scheduled in groups of 100 or smaller

Meet live animals from all over the world as we discover the habitats in which they live and the adaptations they have to do their jobs. Meet some great scaly, slimy, furry, and feathery animals from around the globe!

Slimy & Scaly
Scheduled in groups of 100 or smaller

Explore the world of reptiles and amphibians! Discover what makes these slimy and scaly creatures unique by meeting some of our frogs, salamanders, lizards, turtles, and snakes.

The Night Sky Planetarium Show
Scheduled in groups of 45 or smaller

Learn how to recognize common constellations found in our night skies. From the Great Bear to Orion the Hunter, discover some of the stories behind the pictures in the sky.

Trail Hike Adventure
Scheduled in groups of 25 or smaller

Get your group out in the woods! We'll roll logs, play camouflage, look for signs of animals and more! A great way to experience the forest at SM&NC.

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Director of Education Lisa Monachelli at lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org.