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Summer @AMP Music Performance

Join us for a free concert. Participants in the Summer @AMP music program will perform in the mural gallery with teaching artist Ed Fast. This group has spent the week composing and exploring a wide variety of music, including Afro-Cuban music and jazz. They will play their own instruments, plus drums, hand percussion, and marimba. All […]

American Mural Project

Things with Wings Night Hike

Join us for a chance to explore and discover the crepuscular and nocturnal creatures who call the SM&NC home! We’ll take a sunset hike to look for our resident bats and birds, investigate for signs of our local owls, and see what insects are out and about. Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center. Limited to […]

Meets at Overbrook Nature Center

Animals for All: Caring for Exotic Critters

Saturday, August 3 10 — 10:45 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 in Heckscher WILD! Programs are approximately 45 minutes. Registration includes one participant and one accompanying adult. Please only register […]

Heckscher WILD!

National Farm Market Week

A special day at our Sunday Farm Market! Tastings, specials, live animal visits, and more! Plus, 20% off Heckscher Farm tent purchases for SM&NC Members. Sunday, August 4 10 am – 2 pm As always, Admission to our Market is FREE! No registration required. MORE ABOUT OUR FARM MARKET

Farmhouse Parking Lot (North Gate)

Junior WILD! Keepers: Summer Session 3 (2 day session)

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! MEMBERS ONLY 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 […]

Heckscher WILD!

Animals for All: Heckscher Farm Open Evening

This free program is designed for neurodivergent participants who may experience better success with non-traditional program formats. Wednesday, August 7 6 — 7 pm All Ages Welcome Our Open Farm Evenings are designed for kids, adults and families who would benefit from the ability to explore and experience Heckscher Farm outside of a traditional programming […]

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Nights Out: Farmer for the Evening

One of our most popular Nights Out returns! Join us to meet and greet our newest Farm residents born this spring, help to groom or walk some animals, and make your own fresh berry sauce from scratch to take home! Participants will rotate through three different stations on Heckscher Farm to get a firsthand look […]

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

CONCORA – Defying Gravity

PURCHASE TICKETS Singers from CONCORA, Connecticut’s oldest professional choir, return to Hill-Stead for a concert of musical theater favorites. This summer, we celebrate the extraordinary career of Stephen Schwartz, who has been composing hit musicals for more than half a century. The hour-long program includes music from early shows such as Pippin and Godspell as well as the […]

Junior Curator: Summer Session 4

Ages 11 – 13 Meets at Heckscher WILD! Porch MEMBERS ONLY 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 […]

Meets at Heckscher WILD!