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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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Great place for everyone

Love the setting for this. Animal farm, museum, small store and playground all on large property. Plenty of things to do and they have children programs to sign up for. Well worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 14, 2016
Aine627
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Love the setting for this. Animal farm, museum, small store and playground all on large property. Plenty of things to do and they have children programs to sign up for. Well worth the visit if in the area. There is a cover charge per car.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Very cute place. Lots of animals and the trails are beautiful. The museum didn't have much in it, but still a beautiful building to check out 10$ to get in.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Enjoyed every second and will go back. Loved the scenic amenities and the trees. The crew was amazing and helped the experience

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Great spot for a family. On a nice day, you can enjoy walking around the grounds and seeing the farm animals. If it's not a nice day there are things to do inside as well. Lovely, central location in north Stamford.

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connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 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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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

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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Stamford CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

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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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

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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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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