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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great place to escape to nature

Great place for families or couples to do an easy hike, enjoy the trees, and fresh air. There are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James N
Stamford, Connecticut
via mobile

Excellent place, so many beautiful artifacts, well described, well displayed and all for free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cally k
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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“farm animals”(33 reviews)
“maple syrup”(14 reviews)
“hiking trails”(12 reviews)
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...more
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39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
+1 203-322-1646
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All reviews farm animals maple syrup hiking trails wonderful playground great place to take the kids small farm farmers market kids and adults seasonal activities changing exhibits few hours on friday nights play ground place is great get away family outing picnic tables
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place for families or couples to do an easy hike, enjoy the trees, and fresh air. There are sometimes family events and for trucks. There is a small farm animal zoo. Also an amazing playground for kids not to be missed. Recommend a visit...More

Thank James N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice walking trails for little kids. Mostly farm animals. Frequently they have small special attractions.

Thank Pherz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place, so many beautiful artifacts, well described, well displayed and all for free. We'll worth the visit.

Thank cally k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place saved my life when my kids were small. I bought a membership and we were there daily, to walk the farm and see the animals. Have lunch on a picnic bench by the water. Occasionally they had great exhibits for kids like Lego,...More

Thank W1900LDnancym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are several features to keep your children happily busy. A nature center, a Playscape designed to blend in with the natural landscape, various farm animals and a barn and maple sugar house keep the children engaged for a very hours. There are also short...More

Thank Regina753
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a late Friday morning and felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The admission of $10 for seniors and $12 for adults seemed steep until we were in. The grounds were absolutely beautiful with outdoor sculptures and many walking trails....More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This nature center has a lot to keep younger kids occupied and active in the outdoors. They played on the playground, we picnicked by the lake, and hiked on a stroller-and-wheelchair friendly loop in the woods. The farm was a manageable size for my 5...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I love this place! The farm is fantastic! Especially around the spring time when the babies are born. The museum is great, they are constantly changing the exhibits, and I have never been disappointed. There is a wonderful playground, and the walking trails are a...More

Thank Blake C
Reviewed 13 August 2018

fabulous North Stamford hidden gem .Animals for the kids nice walks playground and museum Farmers market on a Sunday

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center has it all: a fantastic playground in the woods, a farm, events for families throughout the year, lectures for adults, summer camp for kids, a planetarium, changing exhibits, and more. Bring a picnic lunch!

Thank MarieH1964
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Olena K
28 October 2017|
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Response from Cinsational | Reviewed this property |
They have a little museum which will take you about 15mins to see if you're reading information but besides that all you can do is run around seeing the animals in the rain as we did and they also have some little nature... More
30 July 2015|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is admission fees and they are as follows Admission: Adults: $10 Seniors (65+): $8 Students (18+): $6 (with valid ID) Children (4-17) $5 Members - Free Children 3 and under: Free Those who arrive on the city bus and... More
Julia B
3 January 2015|
Response from RoaminGnomes | Reviewed this property |
Hi - this question about converters is posted and linked to the Stamford nature center (in CT). Where are you really traveling so I can appropriately answer your question?