Calling all Animal Care Providers and Environmental Educators:

Join us for our first ever Exotic Animal Care Conference!

Friday, September 20, 10am-3pm

The SM&NC invites you to meet with fellow animal care providers and veterinarians and learn about preventative medical care. Participants will return to their organizations with a greater understanding of the needs of the whole animal so that they can continue to thrive.

Topics include: Healthy Living and Animal Nutritional Needs  |  Enclosure Design and Enrichment  |  General Preventative Medical Care for Exotics  |  Reptile Anatomy and Common Issues  |  Strategies on Fundraising as an Animal-based NPO  |  The Legalities of Butterfly Possession, Rearing and Release in Connecticut

Fee: $15/person.To register or for more information, please contact Kendall Musgrave at or 203.977.6560. Please register by September 18.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to welcome speakers from: The Beardsley Zoo, South Wilton Veterinary Group, Roaring Brook Nature Center,  Greenwich Animal Hospital, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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