Featured Special Events

Mangelsen Life In The Wild

Thomas D. Mangelsen – A LIFE IN THE WILD

Maple Sugar Feature

Maple Sugar Festival

Maple Sugar Featured

Sponsor-a-Bucket at the SM&NC!

Stars

Winter Astronomy Nights at the Farmhouse

Friday, February 21, 7-8:30pm

Join us to observe the winter skies from the Fedele Family Plaza of our Knobloch Family Farmhouse! Using our portable telescopes, astronomers will share the best happenings in the sky with visitors. Join us for a short astronomy presentation, followed by an open viewing on Overlook Terrace. Rain will cancel programs. Please call the Museum’s main line at 203.322.1646 for cancellation information.

Members: FREE | Non-members: $5/adults; $3/children

Collaging Featured

Nights Out: Mixed Media Mixer at the SM&NC

Thursday, February 27, 7 - 9pm

Explore the exciting world of collage in the beautiful setting of our Bendel Mansion in Winter. Taking inspiration from the season, we’ll explore this expressive art form while enjoying refreshments in view of our beautiful campus. Using a variety of media, paper, and even found objects, attendees will create a unique collage project to take home. Beginner and experienced artists alike are welcome.

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50

Earth In Her Hands

Nights Out: Author & Radio Host Jennifer Jewell – “The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants”

Tuesday, March 10, 7 – 9 pm

Join us for a powerful book talk with Jennifer Jewell, host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast, “Cultivating Place.” In her insightful and empowering book, Jewell introduces 75 inspiring women working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, floral design, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food.

Members: $25 | Non-Members: $35

This event made possible thanks to Barrett Bookstore of Darien.

Bevs Bites Featured

Nights Out: Wine Tasting & Food Pairing with LaRocca’s Wine & Spirits’ Sommelier John Freitas

Thursday, March 19, 7 - 9pm

Wine and food are two of life’s great pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor. Though a centuries-old tradition, pairing foods and wine together can still be a challenging and intimidating task. Join us for a delectable evening learning about reasonably priced fine wines, and leave with the skills to create an exquisite experience for your family, friends, or next party.

Members: $60 | Non-Members: $70

Stars

Winter Astronomy Nights at the Farmhouse

Friday, March 20, 7-8:30pm

Join us to observe the winter skies from the Fedele Family Plaza of our Knobloch Family Farmhouse! Using our portable telescopes, astronomers will share the best happenings in the sky with visitors. Join us for a short astronomy presentation, followed by an open viewing on Overlook Terrace. Rain will cancel programs. Please call the Museum’s main line at 203.322.1646 for cancellation information.

Members: FREE | Non-members: $5/adults; $3/children

Ares

Outdoor Adventures: Radical Reptiles

Sunday, March 22, 4:30 - 6pm

Calling all reptile fans! Meet some of our live reptiles up close and personal! Learn the correct ways to handle a snake, test your family’s knowledge to win prizes with our reptile trivia, and try some “Eat like a Reptile” snacks!

Members: $6 |  Non-members: $9

David Sibley

Nights Out: SM&NC Welcomes David Sibley

Thursday, April 22, 7 - 9pm

On Earth Day, join us for a memorable talk, meet and greet, and book signing with David Sibley – world-renowned author and illustrator of “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” and his latest book, “What It’s Like to Be a Bird.” First published in 2000, more than two million copies of “The Sibley Guide to Birds” have sold worldwide. The foremost authority in his field, he’s been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon and Roger Tory Petersen.

Members & Non-Members: $55 including signed book

In partnership with (books provided by) Barrett Bookstore of Darien