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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
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+1 203-322-1646
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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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Get a library museum pass

The SM&NC participates in a library musrum pass program. Go to your local library reference desk and take out a pass like you would a book. Worth your weight in gold. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mpd-mpd
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Fairfield County, CT
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Fairfield County, CT
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The SM&NC participates in a library musrum pass program. Go to your local library reference desk and take out a pass like you would a book. Worth your weight in gold. Great program for every ljbrary to have.

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good if you are looking for some short trails. Stamford Museum has lot of educational activities and workshops for kids and adults. Its worth a visit.

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Thank Ninad D
Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to bring young children. They love the farm animals and there's a great playspace with big slides built into the hillside. Nice trails for hiking for older children and adults. Staff is friendly and helpful. LOTS OF FAMILY FUN!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place for families, singles, couples, old and young. I was reluctant to spend the money as it was a cool damp day. It was worth it. There is so much to do, see and enjoy. Really a gem. It is beautiful, very well laid out, welcoming, interesting, and engaging.

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nyc
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

My family loves the nature center. It has a working farm, veggies, baby farm animals that the children can interact with. There is also an educational animal program with more exotic animals and people on hand to teach and answer questions. It is an unbelievable place , worth a visit when in the area!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The Superhero Lego show was AMazing! What a wonderful display; we could look at it for hours. And the petting reptile room, farm & otters were very well worth braving the cold. In the last 3 months I've taking 3 separate sets of guests, with kids, and we all had a great time.

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stamford
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

The Stamford Museum is the same but better than it was 40 years ago. Animals, nature, discoveries, and family. All in your backyard. The terrain is the same, the expositions change over time. Its a North Stamford haven, not only for locals, but for anyone who wants to escape from the grind of the world and be in nature and... More 

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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

A lovely place if you need some peace. Lots of species of plants and animals. Reasonably kid-friendly.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

I stayed here with my kids, they are 5, 7 years old. They could see some animals, and especially, they love to play at playground. I am very enjoyed this place too. It was good place to walk out too

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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Great location great for my daughter to see nature nice playground to keep her busy and the long walks result in a easy naptime win win

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