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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Phone Number: +1 203-322-1646
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The...

Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The 118-acre property is home to Heckscher Farm, an 18-acre working farm; Overbrook Nature Center; the Bendel Mansion, with changing exhibitions and pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection; an otter pond; Nature’s Playground; the Stamford Observatory; Animal Embassy; and more than 80 acres of hiking trails. The Wheels in the Woods Trail provides a universally accessible nature trail. Come discover, learn, and enjoy!

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Great for kids

We became members which a great deal. We can run over here with our son whenever he gets bored. They have alot of special events also

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We became members which a great deal. We can run over here with our son whenever he gets bored. They have alot of special events also

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Thank Mike S
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go year round especially with kids, family, or friends. Museum on the premises is great. and the animals are outstanding. There is always some event happening and they are always enjoyable.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The farm, the woods and the animals are all the best attraction for kids. Don't forget to visit the museum to see the latest exhibit.

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Thank catlyn04
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice. Great family day. staff extremely friendly. Beautiful patio area. I am sure they will excel.

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Thank Sharon M
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous facility with beautiful grounds and terrific farm experience for all ages! Particularly lovely in the fall! Chili contest coming up 11/6 and that's a great event! So much to see and do. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fantastic working farm to bring the kids of all ages. Beautifully laid out and scalled; fowl, goats, chickens, cows, pigs, horses, burros, and don't miss Edie the otter and her friends.... although sleeping is a big part of her day. The museum has the most perfect interesting small scaled managable shows. Perfect for kids and those of us with a... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is where I went as a kid and I'm so glad they are still around. They always have events and activities for kids and it's great for parents too!!

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Thank Millied
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pleasant winding pathways through a pretty extensive farm just north of the Merritt Parkway in Stamford CT. Preschoolers love seeing the animals up close and mimicking their sounds. Grandparents appreciate the level walking paths, wide enough for strollers and family groups. There is a farmer's market in the summer, baby lambs in the spring, maple sugaring, birthday parties, etc. Lots... More 

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Stamford, CT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

SMNC is mildly interesting, but nothing really special. Don't go when school groups are there. It's worth a trip from anywhere as long as you're not more than a mile or two away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is an amazing place to spend with family and become closer to the nature together!Amazing Animals are doing their job with the kids staying unbelievable emotions for long time period. Higly recommended!

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