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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes
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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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Lots of things to do here. Farm animals and some exotics all housed and pastured in pristine conditions. A great playground for young kids. A gallery in an old mansion onsite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of things to do here. Farm animals and some exotics all housed and pastured in pristine conditions. A great playground for young kids. A gallery in an old mansion onsite hosts exhibits. During school vacations the exhibits are geared towards children. Parking is plentiful. No food onsite, but plenty of restaurants down the road. You can bring food in... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of seasonal attractions here! The Maple Sugar festival is very educational. The Christmas season kicks off with a spectacular Lego construction!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

When we lived in Stamford we actually became members - I can't remember how much the annual fee was but it was well worth it. There are a lot of animals, an indoor house where snakes and lizards and turtles are and a really unique outdoor playground built into a hillside. If your kids like animals this is the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 12 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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