39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
Description: You've cast your ballots for officials, now vote for your favorite farm animal. Visit with the farm veterans and discover the animals that have called Heckscher Farm "home" the longest. Identify the oldest trees in the forest, learn how to read a "tree cookie," and see which animals in the forest live the longest. Take a trip back in time and explore how farm veterans worked on early New England farms, and even make your own butter. End your day with S'mores. Free admission for any veteran with ID. Come for a few activities or stay for the day. The complete schedule of events will be posted on site and on stamfordmuseum.org.
Venue Description: The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to bringing art, agricultural and natural sciences, and history to the community. SM&NC offers family fun through exhibits, educational programs, and special events. At the Overbrook Nature Center, visitors can explore more than 80 acres of nature trails or join in an informative program with one of the center's naturalists. Opened in the fall of 2006, the Wheels in the Woods Trail #7 is an accessible nature trail that meanders alongside the Poorhouse Brook and through the established hardwood forest. Heckscher Farm offers the sights, sounds, and smells of active farm life. The Animal Embassy Building houses a collection of non-releasable exotic animal ambassadors. There are a variety of programs designed for children to develop an understanding of wildlife and their environment. Each Friday, weather permitting, visitors can enjoy viewing the moon, planets, and deep space objects through the 22-inch research telescope at the Observatory. Nature's Playground in the woods is a great place for kids and parents to scale a spider's web to a tree house with a lookout, then wind their way down a tubular slide or zoom down the otter slide. Seating with tables for picnicking or projects and benches are provided all around the SM&NC.
Upcoming Events at Stamford Museum and Nature Center: