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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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LOVED walking around here!

We could have spent much longer walking around here than we did. It was a great idea to work off... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Perfect place to take kids of all ages!

There is a lot going on here - come for an hour or the day! There are trails for hiking and a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Stamford, Connecticut
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“hiking trails”(14 reviews)
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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...more
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39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
+1 203-322-1646
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

We could have spent much longer walking around here than we did. It was a great idea to work off some holiday calories and enjoy nature along very well-groomed trails. The working animal farm was fun and it was delightful to see happy children frolicking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

There is a lot going on here - come for an hour or the day! There are trails for hiking and a playground in the trees! Lots of animal and nature to see - we LOVE the otters! I hear it's rated #1 place to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NancyB964
Reviewed 16 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JamesN243
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pherz
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cally k
Reviewed 4 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank W1900LDnancym
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Regina753
Reviewed 22 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SueL41589
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank amandacD7472RD
Reviewed 21 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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 2195stevec | 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?