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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Summer fun

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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nyc
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank nysunflower
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank LorenLynn
stamford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 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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Thank Mary F
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 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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Thank Scott S
Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you like animals this is a great place to be with friends and family. kids seem to love it here :)

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Thank jujusunshinebear
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place to take the kids to learn about nature and have fun, too. There were lots of farm animals, walking trails, and a playground, so anyone with little kids will love this place to let off some energy outside. Also, there are seasonal indoor exhibits, which are always interesting. The staff there is very knowledgeable. You're sure... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This place is great!! I saw a Groupon for this place and noticed that it was only a 40 minute drive from the Bronx. I did some more research and saw tons of great reviews. After looking at the website and seeing all that was available including the current Lego Superheroes Exhibit which my little guy (and me) absolutely love,... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Lots of things to do here. Farm animals and some exotics all housed and pastured in pristine conditions. A great playground for young kids. A gallery in an old mansion onsite hosts exhibits. During school vacations the exhibits are geared towards children. Parking is plentiful. No food onsite, but plenty of restaurants down the road. You can bring food in... More 

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