Calling all Animal Care Providers and Environmental Educators:

Join us for our 2nd Annual Exotic Animal Care Conference (Digital this year!)

Friday, March 19

As our SM&NC friends and partners are well aware, the animals in our care are essential ambassadors for educating our community about the importance of conservation and environmental education.  Whether we are caring for snakes, lizards, small mammals, or tarantulas, our staff knows the importance of meeting all the needs of each animal. We are, therefore, very pleased to announce that we will be hosting our second exotic animal care conference on Friday, March 19th! This digital experience will allow animal care providers and experts to explore strategies and ideas on best practices in preventative animal care, enclosure design, enrichment, and other subjects. Registrations and inquiries should contact the conference organizer, Kendall Musgrave, Environmental Education Supervisor, at Registration for ages 14+.

Registration fee: $10/individual; $25/organization for 3 or more participants


Heckscher WILD! — a vibrant, hands-on, educational exhibit and classroom.

Bringing world habitats to life, Heckscher WILD! features live animals and plants from across the globe and provides visitors a chance for interaction with these animals through feedings, demonstrations, and special events. The exhibit houses some favorite Stamford Museum & Nature Center animals, including tarantulas,lizards and snakes, as well as some new additions.

Learn more about after-school classes at Heckscher WILD!


Tuesday - Friday, Noon - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Vacation days & summer, 10 am - 4 pm

Heckscher WILD! will be closed for summer maintenance from 8/26-8/31. We will reopen at 12 noon on 8/31.  



39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903