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Heckscher Farm Evening Tour

Join us for our annual after-hours behind-the-scenes tour! We’ll visit with spring babies, feed the pigs an evening snack, and say goodnight to your favorite farm friends. Limited to 15 participants. Each participant requires a ticket. Children under 3 may attend without ticket. Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center. Ages 5+ Friday, May 10* 6 […]

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

Animals for All: Caring for Critters

Thursday, May 16 3:30 — 4:15 pm Ages 5+ This program provides an opportunity for hands-on work with our animals on Heckscher Farm for students with disabilities for whom our Junior Curator program environment may not be as successful. The small group size allows for a great experience at each participant’s pace and comfort level. […]

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

Junior WILD! Keepers: Spring Session 2

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

Recycled Paper Art

Using pieces from our current exhibition Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home for inspiration, we’ll create a beautiful tree using recycled paper and collage. We’ll make our own recycled paper, which will become the canvas we use to create our amazing tree. You’ll have a chance to tour our latest exhibit, as well as take a […]

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

Junior Curator: Spring Session 2

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

After School: Kids, Lambs & Ducks (Tuesdays)

Session 1: Tuesdays, May 21 – June 4 Join us for a three-week farm adventure spent up close with our newest arrivals on the farm. Go in-pasture with our lambs and goat kids, learn how wool becomes yarn, and explore! As each session features the same curriculum, children may only register for one session. Limited […]

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

Raptor Ramble

We’ll take an afternoon hike to look for our local raptors, as well as any migrants that might be in the area. Then, we’ll tour our latest exhibition, Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home to see some pieces inspired by raptor flight before using pastels and paper to create our own masterpieces to take home. Program […]

Meets at Overbrook Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

After School: Kids, Lambs & Ducks (Wednesdays)

Session 2: Wednesdays, May 22 – June 5 Join us for a three-week farm adventure spent up close with our newest arrivals on the farm. Go in-pasture with our lambs and goat kids, learn how wool becomes yarn, and explore! As each session features the same curriculum, children may only register for one session. Limited […]

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

After School: Kids, Lambs & Ducks (Thursdays)

Session 3: Thursdays, May 23 – June 6 Join us for a three-week farm adventure spent up close with our newest arrivals on the farm. Go in-pasture with our lambs and goat kids, learn how wool becomes yarn, and explore! As each session features the same curriculum, children may only register for one session. Limited […]

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