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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: Yes
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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Great for a family outing

What is not to like? We have visited this site many times throughout the year and have always enjoyed our visit. We usually have our grandchildren along and they just can't get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What is not to like? We have visited this site many times throughout the year and have always enjoyed our visit. We usually have our grandchildren along and they just can't get enough of the place. From the working farm, the reptile museum, the walking trails, exhibits, and the ice cream, they love it. I recommend buying a membership, thus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great for even young children. Zoo/Farm and museum with rotating exhibits. I've been going since I was a child and I'm 64!

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Aberdeen, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was going there from when I was in my moms tummy. There's pictures and memories of that place..it will be part of the life that flashes before my eyes as a favorite place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is a nice park to go. Farm animals, birds. Playground.. I find it is expensive for often visits..

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Bronx, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we went with kids aged 2-10. they all had a nice time. grounds nicely kept. staff friendly. also made for some nice pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Much like Cove Island, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center is another great jewel. It has evolved over the years. It's a peaceful retreat from the activity that now invades the city. It's also an ideal place to take kids. It's also a great location for shooting photos - either to shoot images of the center or by utilizing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I'm a nanny who regularly drives from New Rochelle to Stamford to take the kids here. We love it. They always have a quaint, interactive, and educational exhibit. Our favorite was the tarantula one where we saw dozens of them and the kids got to help feed them. We also enjoyed the Snoopy in Space exhibit, the one about bats,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Great place for families. We all had a wonderful time. Let's you appreciate nature at its finest. Everyone should visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We recently hosted our daughter's 5th birthday party at the Stamford Nature Center. It was quite an experiential event as in addition to eating cake, all the little guests got a chance to delve into nature with a comprehensive tour of the animal farm. They even took turns to pet and feed a few animals. Happy faces all around! My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Was visiting friends in Stamford and wanted to give them some down time so headed to the nature center for a hike. It's a great place for one. There's even a path fir wheelchairs.

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