New Things Happening at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Stamford, Conn. – Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to present an all-new line-up of special events and intergenerational programs as the organization welcomes the fall season.
Biophilia Exhibition: On view in the SM&NC’s Bendel Galleries October 1st through January 10th, “BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue with Art, Nature and Science” is an extensive art and multimedia sensory exhibition that unravels man’s intimate relationship with the natural world. Artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Marley reveals the sometimes-obscure beauty in nature through his three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and plant specimens. Tapping the natural world as his medium, all of the organisms used in Marley’s work are either reclaimed (in the case of vertebrates and blooms) or sustainably culled (in the case of insects and oceanic invertebrates). Learn more about this feature exhibition at www.stamfordmuseum.org/biophilia.
Fall Family Fest Sundays: In lieu of its traditional Harvest Festival, the SM&NC will be celebrating the season by bundling all the fun and games of a mini-festival into a single admission price, six Sundays this Fall: October 4, 11, 18 & 25 and November 1 & 8. Each Sunday, grounds will open at 10 am with added attractions, enhanced programming, and fun offerings for the whole family until 2 pm. Standard admission rates apply after 2 pm. Online pre-registration is required to ensure a socially distanced experience at www.stamfordmuseum.org/fest.
SM&NC Drive-In Movie Nights: Continued by popular demand in response to its sought-after summer series, the SM&NC has announced a six-movie follow-up fall series of authentic Drive-in movies, presented by Riley Volvo Cars Stamford. The family-friendly series will conclude with a special Halloween night showing of “Hocus Pocus,” featuring a safe trunk-or-treat with Riley Volvo. For movies and tickets, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org/drivein.
David Sibley: “What It’s Like to be a Bird”: On Thursday, October 15th from 7-8 pm, the SM&NC will host a live, interactive online event 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.” The foremost authority in his field, he’s been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon and Roger Tory Petersen. For more information and tickets, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org/sibley.
Drive-In and Dine Tailgate: Apollo 13 In lieu of its traditional indoor Bevs & Bites event, the SM&NC presents an all-new 21+ socially distanced outdoor event – a Drive-In & Dine Tailgate presented by Riley Volvo Cars Stamford. Attendees will enjoy an all-you-can-eat New Haven style pizza supper provided by the Big Green Pizza Truck and a screening of Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 under the stars. For more information and tickets, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org/tailgate.
Fall Family Campout: On the evening of Friday, October 9th, families will pitch tents and set-up camp at socially distanced campsites throughout the SM&NC campus, and enjoy a variety of staff-led outdoor activities in small groups throughout the evening including night hikes, live animal presentations and naked-eye astronomy. A hearty breakfast will greet participants the next day. For more information and registration, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org/campout.
Health & Wellness Series: The SM&NC is proud to offer a Health & Wellness Series comprised of two therapeutic programs with multiple sessions. With classes overlooking Heckscher Farm, Outdoor Sunset Yoga is led by Carol Shwidock, a Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Occupational Therapist, Reiki Master, and owner of Harmony Yoga Studio. Alternatively, Outdoor Guided Meditation led by Diane Nickelberg of Grounded Meditation Studio, will feature a “Meditation Sampler” and a “Curb your Anxiety Relaxation Workshop,” which integrate guided mediation, breathing techniques, and a sound bath. Space is limited for a safe, socially distanced experience. For more information and tickets, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org/wellness.
The North Entrance for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is located at 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT (3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35.) For more information call 203.977.6521 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction, seeking to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience of our unique site.