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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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Nice for a family outing

Nice place for a family outing with small kids. I would not recommend this for teenagers. Good... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Rye, New York
via mobile
great nature trails!

This place connects via trail with the arboretum and the Woodley Rd bird sanctuary. Wonderful place... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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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 good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“farm animals” (30 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 27 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a family outing with small kids. I would not recommend this for teenagers. Good indoor exhibit and makers space. Playgrounds are great. Definitely geared towards preschool to elementary school aged kids.

Thank Ric176
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This place connects via trail with the arboretum and the Woodley Rd bird sanctuary. Wonderful place for a walk in the woods. The staff is kind and helpful.

Thank DcMbb
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great place for "kids" young and older. The grounds are nice to roam anytime of year. There are nature trails winding through the scenic woods. Nice to see that they have "accessible" trails as well. There are farm animals roaming the grounds (hens and ducks)...More

Thank bchrzan
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great place to bring kids or just by yourself. Different every season and lots of changes. If is always fun to visit. Every time I visit I have a different experience. Everyone who works here is super friendly and helpful.

Thank avstrait
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great resource for kids and adults, quiet and serene, fun to see the animals at the farm. Great way to spend a morning or afternoon. NO dogs (makes sense as there is a farm there!) Oh, and they have otters, in case you havent seen...More

Thank 730echogeorge
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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 10 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 September 2017 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
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Olena K
29 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?