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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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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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Nice place to go and spend a few hours. It's so beautiful. Lots to see and do. Bring your lunch and hang out for a while. Everyone loved it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Risacapone
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connecticut
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connecticut
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to go and spend a few hours. It's so beautiful. Lots to see and do. Bring your lunch and hang out for a while. Everyone loved it.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is nature at it's finest. A great place to entertain the little ones. Lots of little animals, goats, sheep, llamas, chickens, ducks, ponys, pigs, calves, horses. Nice gardens, spring festival is coming up. Enjoy the great outdoors, get away from the city. Lots of activities for the kids. Activities for adults as well such as the wine tasting and... More 

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Thank snapysail
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This not-so-little estate has a crazy range of offerings! Set on 118 acres, Stamford Museum & Nature Center has a pond, a working farm, sculptures, hiking paths and a museum with revolving exhibits. We began our day at the museum, which is located in the Bendel Mansion (built for famous designer Henri Bendel). It's a gorgeous British manor house that... More 

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Thank FamilyRoadTraveled
Stamford CT
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191 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the kids, from the wonderful playground, to the animals, to the special exhibits, to the hiking trails, to the special events and activities. We visit almost everytime the grandkids are here.

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Thank SandyRiver
Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A working farm with a small museum and regular festivals. Super fun for young kids - they can see and interact with animals, and there's a great playground.

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Thank Sydstone86
Brooklyn, NY
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I just visited a 2nd time in the same year. Adorable place for children of all ages. Easy to spend 4-6 hours in a relaxing and fun place.

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Thank cnbrisco
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Great place to go with family and friends. Has a little zoo, nice play area for kids, beautiful trail to walk. Enjoyed every minute I was there.

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Thank Chaim W
New York
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This was an OK place not sure it's worth $10 but it's basically a very small farm with some animals and a small museum that had a Lego exhibit when we visited. Not much to do but there is hiking trails if you like that.

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Thank Anlisa
Stamford, Connecticut
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center offers family fun, any time of the year. Wander through the grounds and enjoy the forest. Take the little ones to the farm and let them touch the animals. The Museum has revolving exhibits that are usually interesting. A visit is a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank Sean T
Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I like this nature center its great just to go for a work but I mean they do need to put more animals. it gets very boring very quickly cause theres not much to see I just take the kids near the play area that's probably the best area good for 4 and up.

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