Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford

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The Stamford Museum & Nature Center, located in Stamford, Connecticut, is an art, history, nature, and agricultural sciences museum. The property covers 118 acres (ca. 48 hectares) beginning about half a mile north of the Merritt Parkway. It was originally a private estate.

Located in the woods of North Stamford, Connecticut, the 118-acre museum property is home to a 10-acre working farm, a Tudor-style museum and gallery which hosts exhibitions, an interactive nature center, 80 acres of outdoor trails, a large planetarium, a 4-story observatory with a research telescope, an otter pond, and a large playground designed for children to experience animals' perspective on nature.

In addition to the facilities, the SM&NC offers seasonal family-oriented exhibits and weekend festivals, year-round childhood educational programming, camps, and volunteer opportunities.
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  • We had a great time visiting the farm. We were able to interact with the animals. The Maple House was closed during our visit. There was a very interesting exhibit at the Bendel Mansion. I would.....  more
    We had a great time visiting the farm. We were able to interact with the animals. The Maple House was closed during our visit. There was a very interesting exhibit at the Bendel Mansion. I would.....  more »
  • We parked in the expanded lot at their new Farmhouse Entrance, 151 Scofieldtown Road. After paying $7 each senior at the entry kiosk (using a card), we walked through the farmyard maze of fenced... 
    We parked in the expanded lot at their new Farmhouse Entrance, 151 Scofieldtown Road. After paying $7 each senior at the entry kiosk (using a card), we walked through the farmyard maze of fenced...  more »
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  • Great for young kids. Fun play area with great slides and a pirate ship. Variety of farm animals. Fun trail walks that have extra stuff for kids beyond other local options, such as a mini woodland obstacle course.
  • Very fun place. We bring our children and they love it here. Definitely worth the visit.

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