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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Beautiful 118-acre site provides a multi-dimensional opportunity for fun and learning for all visitors.  Originally the estate of Henri Bendel, the site includes a rich array of experiences: You can view changing exhibitions of art, natural history, and popular culture in the Stamford Museum Galleries; visit the animals on Heckscher Farm... Read More

Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The 118-acre property is home to Heckscher Farm, an 18-acre working New England farm with heritage breeds of animals; the Stamford Observatory, open for viewings of the night sky on Friday nights; Heckscher WILD!, featuring exotic animals from across the globe; Overbrook Nature Center; the Bendel Mansion, once the summer home of famed New York retailer Henri Bendel, which now houses museum galleries with changing exhibitions and pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection; an otter pond; and more than 80 acres of hiking trails.

Year-round classes and programs are offered in art and nature, for children and families. Family festival weekends and special events are hosted throughout the year.  The SM&NC’s Wheels in the Woods Trail provides a universally accessible nature trail for visitors. The Museum also features Art, Nature and Me, a Connecticut state licensed preschool. The student's preschool experience is enhanced by the museum's amazing site. 

Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, take a hike on one of the nature trails (Trail #7 is universally accessible), drop in to the Heckscher Farm and say hello to the animals, and don't miss the latest exhibition in the Stamford Museum's Galleries.  Come discover, learn, and enjoy!

Pricing: Adults $10, seniors (65+) $8, students (18+) $6 (with valid ID),cchildren (4-17) $5, children (3 and under) and members free.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Bus Parking, Children's Area, Food/Beverage Services, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Hiking, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities, Nature Center/Interpretive, Picnic Shelters, Planned Activites, Senior Discounts, Special Rentals, Store, Toilets, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails



39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903


Daily, 9-5. Museum galleries: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-5.

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