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Animals for All: Caring for Exotic Critters

Thursday, April 18 3:30 — 4:15 am Ages 7+ A Heckscher WILD! based complement to our Caring for Critters program at Heckscher Farm. Work with our exotic animals, like tortoises and chinchillas, in small group-tailored settings during Heckscher WILD!’s closed hours. Programs are approximately 45 minutes. Registration includes one participant and one accompanying adult. Please […]

Heckscher WILD!, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

Nights Out: Poetry Workshop

Sophie Cabot BlackAuthor, poet, activist & local farmer How do we want to look at art, and how can we interpret what we see? Join Sophie Cabot Black, poet, activist, and local farmer, for an intimate writing workshop exploring themes of resilience and strength inspired by our current exhibition Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home. When […]

Bendel Mansion, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

School’s Out! MATT Makerspace

Full week, April 15–19 MATT Makerspace 9:30 AM–3:30 PM Early Drop-off: 8–9:30AM | Late Pick-up: 3:30–5 PM Drop off your child daily for this day long experience. Children will be immersed in the Museum’s galleries while learning about history and developing their art skills with unique materials and techniques. This program does sell-out and pre-registration […]

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

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!, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

Storytime: The Color Tree

Price: Included with admission  Join us for a reading of our story of the month which relates to the Kid’s Art Workshop that follows each story time. This month, The Color Tree by Denise Bennett Minnerly. The Color Tree is a magical fantasy for young readers, in which lessons of color and color mixing are […]

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

Kids Art Workshop: 3D Foam Painting

Child $10 | Adults $5 | Children 5 and Under $5 A Museum Educator leads arts activities that tie into the exhibitions on view, the featured story of the month, artists in our collections or the seasons! Register Here *Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult for the duration of […]

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

Farm & Forest All-Terrain 5K Run

Our exciting new benefit run explores the vast terrain and many wonders of the SM&NC’s extraordinary 118-acre site. Route will include paved paths throughout Heckscher Farm, scenic nature trails, wooden boardwalks and more. Rain or shine! Race starts promptly at 8:00am at the Knobloch Family Farmhouse Plaza. Must be 16+ to participate. $35 Registration includes […]

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

Spring Seed Sowing

Get a head start on your garden by sowing some seeds to take home! Discover what we grow in our Heckscher Farm garden and learn the best ways to start seeds by sowing some different vegetables to start your own garden at home. All materials provided. Limited to 10 child and adult pairs. Meets at […]

Heckscher Barn, 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

Junior Curator: Spring Session 1

Ages 11 – 13 Meets at Heckscher WILD! Porch This program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to […]

Meets at Heckscher WILD!, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States