The SM&NC is a place for families.
Come discover, learn, and enjoy.
Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Heckscher Farm and say hello to the animals, and bring the whole group to the amazing exhibition in the Stamford Museum Galleries.
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is an excellent educational resource for schools and groups. Our four foci-- nature, agriculture, astronomy and art-- allow for an extensive variety of educational options. Our varied site creates an unparalled experience for your field trip! Our programs are hands-on, interactive, relevant and fun! All programs are correlated to state standards and curricula can be adapted to fit specific needs.
Art, Nature & Me Preschool at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Art, Nature & Me at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center inspires creativity, promotes self discovery, and nurtures an appreciation for lifelong learning. Our staff supports a child's sense of wonder and natural curiosity by providing hands-on experiences in our classrooms as well as outdoors in the natural world.
We believe all children are unique and capable learners.
We believe that parents are the primary educators.
We believe that home/school communication is of utmost importance.
We believe in the importance of instilling a lifelong passion for being stewards of the earth.
We believe that learning can take place both indoors and outdoors.
We believe in the importance of having children explore outdoors.
We believe in keeping current with knowledge in the field of early childhood education.
We provide learning opportunities for children to learn in their own learning style.
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center seeks to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, promote environmental stewardship, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning.Our summer camp program and Environmental Education team support this by providing exciting and engaging interactive experiences both in our classrooms and in the natural world. Each of our signature programs is led by an experienced SM&NC Environmental Educator or Preschool Teacher.
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center provides a summer full of action-packed, hands-on fun, exploration, and discovery on its 118-acre facility in North Stamford, just north of the Merritt Parkway, Exit 35. Originally the summer estate of department store founder Henri Bendel, today the site offers a rich array of attractions: an educational farm, nature center, live animal exhibit, observatory with research telescope, planetarium, art galleries, preschool, classrooms, picnic areas, and an 80-acre hardwood forest laced with scenic hiking trails.
2017 Summer Camp programs at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center
7 Weekly Sessions – June 26 – August 11
Half-day Camp: Pre-K through Grade 4
Full-day Camp: Grades 2 through 6
Child with Adult: Age 2+
Heckscher Farm Summer Programs: Ages 6-13
Registration for SM&NC Family PLUS Members begins Feb. 6, 9 am; Open registration begins Feb. 20, 9 am