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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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One of my favorite places

To walk around the farm, greeting and petting the animals is one of my favorite things to do. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lorenahealth
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Stamford, Connecticut
Great fun

Come, learn about Stamford history and see some of the unique items in the museum. During the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pvp727
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Stamford, Connecticut
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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!
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To walk around the farm, greeting and petting the animals is one of my favorite things to do. I love all those beautiful animals! My family, friends and I visit The Stamford Museum & Nature Center very often. The farm should be an educational sanctuary....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come, learn about Stamford history and see some of the unique items in the museum. During the seasons, there specialty exhibits, like Maple collection in the Fall.

Thank pvp727
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely spot for walking, bringing kids or hanging out with friends. A bit tough to find in south Stamford but well worth looking for. kids zoo and trails are outstanding.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

nice little farm, nice playground, duck pond, and pretty grounds, no bikes but lots of walking trails and nature

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Reviewed 26 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
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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.

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Reviewed 9 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

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Reviewed 7 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
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Reviewed 2 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

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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
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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
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Ade03122013
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
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Julia B
2 January 2015|
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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?
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