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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Address
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

Phone
203.977.6521

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Upcoming Events

Drawing Reptiles & Amphibians Session 1

October 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

Meet some of our favorite slimy and scaly creatures and learn some tips on how to draw them! Our art educator will introduce you to some amazing animal ambassadors and will provide direction on how to capture their likeness on the page. We’ll also have some bones, sheds and skulls to draw as well! Each participant will take home a sketch book & drawing pencil to continue to practice their craft. Each session is limited to 10 children. Children may…

Drawing Reptiles & Amphibians Session 2

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

Meet some of our favorite slimy and scaly creatures and learn some tips on how to draw them! Our art educator will introduce you to some amazing animal ambassadors and will provide direction on how to capture their likeness on the page. We’ll also have some bones, sheds and skulls to draw as well! Each participant will take home a sketch book & drawing pencil to continue to practice their craft. Each session is limited to 10 children. Children may…

Vacation Break Out Day: Election on the Farm  

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

Come cast your vote for your favorite farm animal and help us to celebrate another successful harvest  season on Heckscher Farm! Meet some of the candidates up close, plant an herb garden for the winter, see  how farmers process wool in the off-season and more. We’ll keep activities outside as much as possible.  Join us on the meadow for tastings of Arethusa ice cream from 2:30-3 (while supplies last). We reserve  the right to limit group size for any of…

Animals for All: Caring for Critters

November 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

We are thrilled to announce a new series of opportunities open only to families of students with disabilities. Join us for evening “open farms” or hands-on animal care programs. We strive to make our site and programs more accessible to all visitors. Animals for All has been made possible by funding from Abilis and the Dorr Foundation.  This new program provides a chance for hands-on work with our Heckscher Farm animals for students with disabilities for whom our Junior Curator program…

S’mores & Slides

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

We are sneaking one more session of our popular S’mores & Slides in for the year! Ever wish you could have Nature’s Playground all to yourself? Join us for an evening of open playground followed by a chance to make our favorite campfire treat–S’mores! Our playground will be open to participants for 40 minutes of fun and then we’ll gather around our fire pits by the Overbrook Nature Center to enjoy some S’mores! Limited to 10 child/adult pairs. Members: $10/ticket…

Vacation Drop-off Days

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

For ages 5-9 No school? No problem! Join us for a half-day of fun with our Environmental Education Staff! We’ll explore the forest, visit with our live animals, try our hands at science experiments, create some great art and more! Limited to 10 children ages 5-9. Members: $35/child/day | Non-members: $40/child/day REGISTER – registration opens to SM&NC Members on 9/27 and to all on 10/4.

Farm it Yourself: Amazing Apples

November 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

Join us for an afternoon of celebrating our local apples! Try some different types of apples to see which you prefer, create some apple crafts, and make your own (unpasteurized) apple cider and quick baked apples to take home! Families will rotate through different stations and work as a group to try everything! Limited to 12 families. All materials provided. Members: $30/family Non-members: $40/family REGISTER – registration opens 9/27 to SM&NC members and 10/4 to all.

Fall Mini Home School Day: Build it, Make it!

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

Join us for a mini-session of some of our favorite things! Hit our building stations lab to create with LEGOs, straws & connectors, and other builders. Create our favorite slimes in a Slime Lab. Meet some animal builders and breakers and create some artist trading cards in the style of our current exhibition, The Artistry of Jacques Pepin. While this program will not have a scheduled lunch time, we will have a snack break and participants are welcome to stay…

Members ONLY! Winter Farm Strolls

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

Raindates: December 17 & 18   Join us for a chance to say good night to our animals as we stroll the farm at night! We’ll share a reading  of our Good Night, Heckscher Farm book and then visit a number of barns and pastures to see how the  animals settle in for the evening. We’ll then head to Cheshire Barn to warm up with some hot cider and get materials for families to take home to create a holiday craft. Recommended…

Holiday Market & Exhibition Opening

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, 06903 United States

Join us for our annual Holiday Market, featuring the hand-crafted work of local artisans, in conjunction with the exhibition opening of The Artistry of Jacques Pépin and book signing with the artist.