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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
+1 203-322-1646
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Office Outing

Lovely spot for an outing. We ordered a food truck and brought a cooler for beverages. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stamford, Connecticut
Wonderful place!

We love SMNC. It's great for young and old alike. There's a small farm with livestock, nature... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“farm animals” (29 reviews)
“maple syrup” (13 reviews)
“working farm” (12 reviews)
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39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
+1 203-322-1646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot for an outing. We ordered a food truck and brought a cooler for beverages. Lots of space for group activities.

Thank Jacqui1055
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love SMNC. It's great for young and old alike. There's a small farm with livestock, nature trails, an amazing playground, an observatory, an art museum, tons of seasonal activities: maple syrup in the spring, harvest fest in the fall, etc.

Thank ofglass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such fun with little kids... loved every minute of our visit. the playground is amazing and one of the biggest draws for our grandkids.

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go with young children be sure not to miss the playground and everyone should visit the exotic animals building! I believe all the animals in it are rescues.

Thank Cov321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute farm with interesting variations of typical farm animals. Great for young children. Great paths that are easy to navigate with stroller. Self guided. A docent or volunteers to ask questions about the animals would have been helpful. Inside the reptile building there is someone...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. We were short on time and only went to the Heckscher Farm. My granddaughter enjoyed seeing lots of farm animals. She was able to pet one of the horses. They have sheep, chickens, llamas, alpacas, cows, pigs, goats, rams. There is...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I hadn't been to the Stamford Nature center in at least 15 years but recently went with my 2 yo daughter and 9 yo niece. Both enjoyed the visit. The park was a big hit with the slides and all of the litle "nooks". The...More

Thank TravlingAgain
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Wonderful for kids, not overwhelming, just the right amount of animals to keep young children interested. Playground after a walk that isn't too challenging and that most kids can do.

Thank WhatShouldICook
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Been here many times, kids love it. Playground is lovely and the museum is great fun. The wildlife is always fun

Thank JSwindame
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My girlfriend and I stopped by on a rainy day while driving from MA to NYC, and were very glad we did! Park staff was very friendly. Museum was interesting, and we enjoyed seeing all the animals (which are the highlight of the park). Lots...More

Thank Jtries
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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?