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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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I went to the Stamford nature center with a friend and his 2 year old yen boys. What fun! We explored the playground, climbing and sliding for over an hour. Then we walked one of the trails and ended our visit with the animals. We were all so happy and so exhausted. It was a great day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

it has plenty of animals, small and big and great playground (huge slide that adults are using as well as kids). The trails are made by long wooden structures hanging above the stream, between trees into the forest and have railings, so kids can run safely ahead of you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Walked through the lovely yellow and blue cottage gardens and admired the combination of manicured and wilder gardens.

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Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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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
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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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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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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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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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