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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
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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Great place to take the kids

This is a great place to take the kids. It has animals, walking trails and a play area for the kids. This is a working farm. They have special activities periodically suck as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tabatha M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to take the kids. It has animals, walking trails and a play area for the kids. This is a working farm. They have special activities periodically suck as maple syrup making, trucks and other special events. We go regularly.

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Thank Tabatha M
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A perfect place to spend the day. Lots to see and plenty of trails to hike. Very relaxing and fun for the whole family.

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Thank Chuck M
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to walk and farm is fun for little children. The observatory is great to learn about the solar system.

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Thank Barbara G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent a morning in this nature center. It was both relaxing and educational. There is farm on the property and a nice nature museum. My kids loved it.

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Thank Nina P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a beautiful summer day. We checked out the outdoor sculptures first. Then we went inside the museum. The artwork and building were very nice. Next we visited the otter and animals. Try to be there close to feeding time for the otter (12 or 1 pm based on the time of year) as he's animated and lively.... More 

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Thank sharon m
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our young grandchildren to enjoy a playground in the woods with a visit to various animal attractions. It was GREAT and for too many years we just rode by it. Give it a try!

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Thank Johnna T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stop here on our way back home. It was very quiet (but it was also in the high 90's). My younger daughter wasn't too happy (because it was extremely hot and she didn't think it had enough entrainment for her) but my teenager, myself and my hubby really enjoyed it. We were able to walk around and... More 

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Thank Radics
hamden,ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, just adults or with kids too. Most awesome playground with huge slides for the kids to play on. All manner of animals to see: otters, ducks, geese, chickens, sheep, goats, cattle, horses, etc... Also a wonderful museum with a changing exhibit (currently a fascinating ant exhibit) and a great Lego room for the kids to play... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool park. Everyone was very friendly. The barn area was nice. Unfortunately the otters were asleep under a bush while we were there, but they have a nice little open area. The museum was small, but building artwork surrounding are beautiful. Nice trails for hiking too. The planetarium definitely wasn't the best I've been to, but still worth a... More 

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Thank Kim236
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for families or anyone. Lots of different events go on throughout the year such as Making maple syrup, hayrides, and shows

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