Calendar of Events

SM&NC Stella Blue’s Drive-In Concert @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The SM&NC welcomes the Stella Blue’s Band for a live Drive-In Concert! Each car receives 2 parking spaces – one for your car and the other for your chairs. Parking spaces are first come first served.

Refreshments: You can pre-order a Munch Box for $25 (or two for $40) with your registration. Each box comes with snacks and 2 IPA beers.

Stella Blue’s Band, founded in 2009, recreates the experience of being at a Grateful Dead show.

The band has been lighting up the tri-state area with its high-energy performances. With dynamic jams and artful improvisation, Stella has developed a loyal following with shows that thrill the GD faithful and newcomers alike.

Rain date July 25th

SM&NC Snakes of the World @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Jul 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Discover some amazing snakes from across the globe! From the longest snake in Connecticut to the smallest python in the world, learn about the ecology of these amazing creatures. Each child will get to decorate their own wooden snake to take home too! Children 7 and up may be dropped off for this program. Children 7 and under may attend with an adult at no charge.  Limited to 15 children.

Members: $10/ticket

Non-members: $13/ticket

SM&NC Wizard Picnic @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate one of our favorite wizard’s birthday with a little magic of our own! Reserve a table for our Wizard Picnic and join us for a magical afternoon.  We’ll start with some self-guided crafts and a delivery of a light snack and drink pack for your wizard family. Then meet some live magical creatures and enroll in our Potions class with some great experiments.  Wizard attire is welcome!

Limited to 8 families.

Members: $40 for 1 adult and 1 child; $80 for up to 4 people; $120 for up to 6 people, under 3 free

Non-members: $50 for 1 adult and 1 child; $100 for up to 4 people; $150 for up to 6 people, under 3 free

SM&NC Things with Wings Night Hike @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a chance to explore the crepuscular and nocturnal creatures that call the SM&NC home! We’ll take a sunset hike to look for our resident bats and birds, look for signs of our local owls, and see what insects are out and about.  Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center. Limited to 15 participants. All participants must have a ticket.

Members: $8/person

Non-members: $11/person

SM&NC Vacation Drop Off Days @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm

No school? No problem! Join us for a half-day of fun with our Environmental Education Staff! We’ll explore the forest for the coming signs of fall, visit with our live animals, try our hands at science experiments, create some great art and more! Limited to 10 children ages 5-9.
Members: $35.00/child/day
Non-members: $40.00/child/day

SM&NC Pellets & Prowl @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our annual favorite! Dissect an owl pellet and discover the types of prey that owls eat.  We’ll learn about the types of owls that call Connecticut home and then head out into the woods to call for our local owls.  Recommended for ages 6 and up.  Limited to 15 people.  All participants require a ticket.  Program will be entirely outside if weather permits. Meet at Overbrook Nature Center.

Members: $8/person

Non-members: $11/person

SM&NC Stream Hunters @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

From mayflies to salamanders, there is a great world beneath the rocks and leaves of the stream!  Join SM&NC staff for a chance to explore Poorhouse Brook for the amphibians, macroinvertebrates, and fish that call it home.  We’ll walk through our stream classroom to see what we can find.  Please be prepared to walk in the stream; water shoes are recommended. Meet at Overbrook Nature Center.  Limited to 15 participants. Children must be at least 5 to register.  All participants require a ticket.

Members: $8/person

Non-members: $11/person

SM&NC First Fall Bird Hike @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From migrating raptors to fall warblers, the fall can be a great time to search for birds.  We’ll tour around the museum building, Bendel Pond, and our trails to see what we can find. Join Visitors Services Manager and birder Brian O’Toole to learn about what is happening during fall migration and about the birds that will remain at the museum all year.  Recommended for ages

8 and up.  Binoculars are recommended; a few basic pairs will be available for borrowing.  Limited to 12 participants.  Meet at the Overbrook Nature Center.

Members: FREE

Non-members: $3/person