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Exhibition Opening Reception “Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home”

Pat MusickThe Source of Their Words #22009 — 2010kozo paper, acrylic, beeswax, charcoal25 x 37 inches Please join us for the Opening Reception of Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home on Thursday, March 7, 2024 in our Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries. Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home was inspired by the words astronauts have used universally upon […]

Bendel Mansion

Nights Out: Movie Screening | The Artist & The Astronaut

Join us for a private screening of the award-winning film The Artist & The Astronaut as we welcome our latest exhibition, Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home to the Bendel Galleries. Nationally recognized sculptor and mixed media artist, Pat Musick was married to Gerald (Jerry) Carr, one of 19 Group 5 astronauts selected by NASA in […]

Bendel Mansion

Directors Circle/Family Premium & Plus Online Registration Opens for Summer Wonder Art, Junior Curator & WILD! Keepers

Directors Circle/Family Premium & Plus Online Registration Opens for Summer Wonder Art, Junior Curator & WILD! Keepers at 9:00 am

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Family Level Members Online Registration Opens for Summer Wonder Art, Junior Curator & WILD! Keepers

Family Level Members Online Registration Opens for Summer Wonder Art, Junior Curator & WILD! Keepers

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Women with Resolve – Concert in the Drawing Room

Purchase Tickets In conjunction with our Born in 1867: Theodate’s Generation exhibition, we bring to you Women with Resolve. This 50 minute concert in Hill-Stead’s stunning Drawing Room honors the lives and stories of women composers born around the same time as Hill-Stead’s founder, Theodate Pope Riddle (1867-1946). The repertoire includes the work of Amy […]

Vacation Drop-Off Day: Wild & Woolly

Vacation Drop-Off Day: Wild & Woolly Friday, March 29 Ages 5 – 9 9:30 am – 12 pm Limited to 12 children No school? No problem! Join us for a morning of fun activities led by our environmental educators! Live animals, outdoor explorations, stories, crafts and more will fill our morning. Please pack a peanut/tree […]

Heckscher Barn

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt

An annual favorite returns! Create a painting with glow in the dark paint and head out on our Wheels in the Woods trail to hunt for glow in the dark eggs. Tickets cover one child and adult pair. Limited to 15 pairs. Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center. Ages 6+ Friday, March 29 7 – […]

Meets at Overbrook Nature Center

Amphibian Amble

On one of our favorite nights of the year, we’ll head up to the vernal pools to see if we can catch “salamander rain”— the evening when salamanders emerge from their winter sleep to begin to lay eggs. Using nets, we’ll scoop for amphibians and invertebrates, and learn what makes a vernal pool such a […]

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Junior WILD! Keepers: Spring Session 1

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. The Junior WILD! Keepers program gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a day for more […]

Heckscher WILD!