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 prepare to construct the first new capital additions to our museum in over 50 years. The Phase I and II projects envisioned by our Master Plan will be nothing short of transformative and include our new Environmental Education Farmhouse located at the top of Heckscher Farm, as well as a re-imagined state of the art Observatory & Planetarium complex.

We are proud to share our annual achievements highlighted in the 2016.17 Annual Report.

  • 201,373 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 34,673 students.
  • 21,512 members and guests enjoyed our seasonal festival weekends and public events.
  • 37,847 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 Karen Meizels in the Development Office at 203.977.6546 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 203.977.6546.

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.