Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • I enjoy the walks, the new venue (concerts, exhibits, presentations), the original house, animals and instructors,  more »
  • It is small but lovely get away with the little kids. They have one of the best Bald Eagles that exist along with other birds of prey. The over 100 acre walking trails are scenic and...  more »
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  • Nice place. Cute farm. Fun planetarium. Interesting exhibits. Missing a wow factor but overall worth the experience, especially if you're otherwise in the area.
  • Great place to hang around with kids! It is not a zoo, so don't expect many animals. Even tough, it's very picturesque and young children can enjoy watching farm animals from a close distance. I imagine it is also a great place for a family picnic.

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