Stamford Museum & Nature Center Launches “Nights Out” Programming For Adults

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to launch “Nights Out” – a brand new series of dynamic adult programs designed to spark creativity and promote social connection, cultural exploration, continued learning, flavor and fun. Participants from all areas are welcome to register for individual or multiple programs in the series. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments and a selection of fine wines in SM&NC’s new Knobloch Family Farmhouse unless otherwise specified. 

“Philosophically, we continue to be keenly interested in connecting multi-generational adult audiences back to our organization,” said Melissa H. Mulrooney, Executive Director & CEO of the SM&NC. “We’re a destination for social gathering where adults can reconnect with ‘getting their kid on again’ through enriching and fulfilling programs among peers.”

The first program of the series, “Mixed Media Mixer,” offers participants the opportunity to explore the exciting world of collage in the setting of the museum’s Bendel Mansion in autumn, on Thursday, September 26 from 7 – 9 pm. Beginners and experienced artists alike are encouraged to attend at a cost of $40 for SM&NC members and $50 for non-members, which includes all materials.  

The series’ second program will feature a honey tasting and pairing by professional Honey Sommelier, Marina Marchese on Wednesday, October 30 from 7-9 pm. Participants will enjoy curated tastings of varietal honey paired with foods including fruit, cheese, herbs, nuts, meats, bread and more, along with a selection of fine wines and mead to be served. The registration fee of $60 for SM&NC members and $70 for non-members also includes a jar of honey, an aroma wheel, and book signing.

James Beard award-winning chef Bill Kaliff

Also included under the new “Nights Out” umbrella of programs is SM&NC’s Fall Cooking Series, “Home for the Holidays” with James Beard award-winning chef, Bill Kaliff – a six week culinary course of recipes and presentations to enhance any home cook’s holiday repertoire. With an option to register for individual classes or the six-week course as a whole, each class is limited to 10 participants. For pricing or more information, contact Karen Meizels, Development & Corporate Relations Manager for SM&NC at 203.977.6546 or

“Nights Out” programs for November include an outing to see Chagall’s windows at Union Church and the Rockefeller Estate, as well as a Mixology class exploring the art of creative craft cocktailing with the guidance of an experienced mixologist.  To learn more about Nights Out at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, visit

Getting there

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT (3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35.) For more information call 203.977.6521 or visit

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.