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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Phone Number: 203-322-1646
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: 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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Terrific nature center close to the Merritt in Stamford

Wonderful place to visit with kids or for relaxation. Unusual rustic playground, bucolic farm, interesting museum with changing exhibits. Nice pond. Great place to picnic, read... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit with kids or for relaxation. Unusual rustic playground, bucolic farm, interesting museum with changing exhibits. Nice pond. Great place to picnic, read, or just wander.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Sunday to check out the farmers market. The Sunday we went there were only 4 stands open. The nature center is beautiful to walk around. Dont forget to check out the otters.

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Stamford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A great place to spend a day with friends and family. A great place for the kids and the do have a great summer camp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There is so much to see and do at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. We have been there many times, had our son's birthday party there and have attended some of the special events. Check out the website to see all they have to offer and do. Definitely a day well spent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There are several key attractions the Stamford Museum and Nature Center offers: 1. The Museum: hosts a variety exhits that change every few months and also features guest speakers on different topics. 2. The Farm: The farm features a variety of animals and runs a variety of educational programing for kids and adults including the care of farm animals, how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This small farm and museum is just off the Merritt Parkway in Stamford. It is quiet and pristine with a parklike setting along a small brook. This is a great place for grandparents to bring the kids. They can get up close and pet horses, donkeys, llamas, pigs, goats and many more animals. They also loved the otter pair and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

plenty to see and do here, different special events all year. we have been here for summer festivals as well as the museum attractions in the winter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

amazing place to take kids; we have season pass and go there every week... the playbook is amazing in the middle of the trees; kids love it to see the farm animals and be closer to our roots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Visited earlier this Summer with my husband and we both enjoyed it so much that we will become members. We don’t have kids, and still enjoyed it just as much. The otter feeding was fun to watch and of course we asked a million questions to the guy who was in charge of it that day. He was really cool... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have been going for 50 years and it continues to get better every year. It is clean, wholesome, educational fun for all ages. Staff is all friendly and enthusiastic about making your experience fun and safe. Nice way to spend a couple of hours. Don't miss the observatory too. Summer Hours only: (April 1 - Labor Day) 8:30pm -... More 

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