Support the Extraordinary

Whether you enjoy the serenity of our nature trails, the dynamic programs we offer adults and children, the model educational benefits we provide school children and families, or the broad range of our Museum exhibitions, we are so grateful that you value the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

From humble beginnings in 1936 in a three-room office in downtown Stamford, we have grown to be Stamford's premier nature-based destination, offering a rich canvas of educational programs, exhibitions, and special events, both as Stamford's Museum and as Stamford's beloved Nature Center.

This year marks a milestone in our history as we unveil the first new capital addition to our property in over 50 years. The Phase I Environmental Education Farmhouse is nothing short of transformative. As of this Annual Report development in November, we have already opened the beautiful new Knobloch Family Farmhouse overlooking our Heckscher Farm.

We are so grateful to our Founding Investors (so far!) in the Campaign for Future Generations who have gotten the Campaign to $9.5 million, however, we still have a ways to go with our fundraising to reach the $15 million goal. We are excited by the Phase II Astronomy Center project envisioned by our Master Plan. Let’s keep going!

We are proud to share our annual achievements highlighted in the 2017.18 Annual Report.

  • 200,706 visitors enjoyed the wonders of our extraordinary site last year.
  • Our art exhibition programs welcomed 35,144 art and culture enthusiasts.
  • Our SM&NC-Aligned-With-The-Schools and After-School education programs served nearly 38,000 students from 158 schools.
  • 21,512 members and guests enjoyed our seasonal festival weekends and public events.
  • 37,765 visitors interacted with live plants and animals at Heckscher WILD!

Annual Appeal giving is powerful.

Please consider making a charitable contribution this year to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Membership and program fees cover only a portion of our operating expenses, so we count on your support to help us continue to be a focal point for family activity and vital cultural and education resource for the community.

If you work for a company with a Matching Gift Program, you can also submit a Matching Gift Form with your donation and make your gift twice as significant. Please contact Eileen McNamara in the Development Office at 203.977.6533 or email with any questions.

Your 100% tax-deductible donation directly supports everything we do — and that's a lot! Give us your best number today by clicking on the DONATE button above or by contacting our Development Office at 203.977.6533.

We thank you in advance for all you do to keep us vibrant. We are eager to have you share in our successes in the year ahead.