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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
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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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Wonderful place to experience nature, farming, and fun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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Huntington, New York
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Huntington, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Lots to do. great walking trails, of course many barnyard animals, outdoor gym, and many weekend event/activities

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My four year old Ioves the playground and the farm area. We go a few times a year. Check the hours of the reptile house before you go. Kids love it but the last couple of times we went, we missed the daily hours.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a treasure we have in Stamford, CT ! I live a few blocks away for the past 45 years and I have over time brought my kids and now my grandkids to the 18th century farm which has farm animals and vegetable and flower gardens, the playground, the science building, the trails, the maple sugar processing in the spring,... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you want to have down time with your family, head to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Nature, animals, trails and even a mansion with a lovely exhibit and special sitting area where you can play Legos. One of the great features of the Center is that it is not too huge a place and is certainly doable for... More 

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Long Island, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is always fun to walk around the farm area and visit all the animals. my two grandsons then love to go to the playground. there are tables for people to sit at, eat lunch or just watch the kids in the play area. great place!

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Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

My kids loved the Nature center. There is always something going on, no matter what time of year. The gardens and walks are beautiful, and stroller friendly. The playground is very rustic and unique. We also had a lot of fun interacting with the animals. Great place.

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