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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903
203-322-1646
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited the grounds right after school got out (I'm a teacher) with my two girls- four months old and 2.5 years old. I paid my ten dollars to get in and parked along the lake. I had never been and was excited. I decided we would first explore the farm area, and since I didn't know what to expect,... More

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Norwalk, CT
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice area to visit with events happening all the time. There is a cost to enter, plenty of parking and nice staff.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Went on memorial Day and had a beautiful time. There is a farm hiking trails, a museum, several picnic tables, gift shop. It's a lovely place and was not crowded. They had a cow there that looked liked a yak and it sneezed. So stay clear of the sneezing yak ;) The people are really friendly and it's family friendly.... More

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NYC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our almost 2 year old.lobes this place. It's a manageable size with well spaced paddocks of typical and not so typical farm animals. There is also a fantastic playground. On a beautiful sunny day this is a great place to be.

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New York City, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
61 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very close to Stamford, easily accessible (just off Merritt Parkway), a very large forest space (120 acres...) with a working farm, a great playground,, shady walking trails, a nice pond / lake to picnic and a manor which houses exhibits. Many activities throughout on the farm - check the website to schedule your visit. One thing to note : there... More

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stamford, CT
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Imagine a working farm and a forest in a city! Wonderful boardwalk Wheels In the Woods, ideal for moms with strollers, though intended for wheel chairs...but very pleasant for a walk. Horses, lambs, llamas, pigs, chickens, goats, guinea hens, cows abound. Also the Animal embassy hosts incredible reptiles. Special weekend events for maple syrup,

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Stamford,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Extensive grounds, including a planetarium. Lots of farm animals and local flora and fauna. Interesting exhibits often available at the main building. Seasonal activities such as maple sugaring.

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Stamford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nice day trip with kids. There's always something going on - crafts, exhibitions, animals, star-gazing. Good deal for your membership money.

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Pound Ridge, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great place for kids. Farm animals, nature exhibits and super pre-school. For adults, great art shows and exhibits. Plus a Planetarium!

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New York, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was our first visit to this place and we truly enjoyed our visit. Did some walking around the farm and then attended a workshop on maple syrup making. Great program and there is much more for all ages. We'll be back soon.

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