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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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Family friendly, low key place to enjoy nature

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is such a great place to go especially with younger children. It is clean and a fun place to go as a family. The kids love the playground and the farm is well spread out so you can really see all of the animals. There are always events going on so be sure to check their website often. I... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Just off the Merritt Parkway, this is a perfect stop to stretch your legs, let kids burn off some energy at a wonderful playground, see the swans and ducks in the river and pond, and best of all, stroll thru the historic farm. For us, it's also a favorite outing while visiting family in the area. Enjoy this little hidden... More 

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Ansonia, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited today with twin 8 yr old grandsons. They were awed by their experience and vowed to go back very soon. We were here more than 10 years ago with the older grandson, and were pleased to see the improvements made over the years. The grounds are very clean and well maintained. The highlight for the boys was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really amazing playground for your toddlers you'd like to tire out! No swings fyi. But a beautiful wooden playground with great slides. Nice little farm in a beautiful setting. Great for people any age, especially kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful Park with something for everyone. Wonderful Historic Farm with horses, cows, goats,pigs, chickens... Lovely Duck Pond and stream. There is an accesssible board walk nature trail by the stream, and many other hiking trails and paved walking trails. They a have a cool playground with nature inspired slides and equipment. There are several designated picnic areas around the park.... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been members at the Stamford Museum for 3 years and it is well worth it. My son loves going to see the animals. When the babies sre born it is especially fun getting to see newborn animals. In the fall there are hayrides, pumpkin contests and fall festivities. In the spring they make maple syrup. We will continue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went with my husband and three year old granddaughter. She loved seeing all the animals and playing on the fabulous playground, which has activities for kids of all ages. The park is beautifully laid out and easy to navigate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here with my two year old grandson on a lovely June day. The farm is really well laid out with easy access to the fields with the animals, which include cows, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, alpacas, poultry and water birds. There is also a pond with otters. The setting is lovely with a beautiful old Connecticut barn. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The farm is so silent, small yet spacious and quiet. There are outdoor tables across the property so you can pick one and have a peaceful pic-nic. The attractions are the farm animals, such as horses, rabbits, chickens, ducks, gease, cows and so on. It´s great for kids who can get close to animals in gree surroundings. There are wide... More 

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Additional Information about Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Address: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Phone Number: 203-322-1646
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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