STAMFORD NATURE CENTER - FUN FOR THE FAMILY

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The Stamford Nature Center in Stamford Connecticut is a great destination for families.  It is an easy drive without the crowd of going to the Zoo in the Bronx in New York City.  This really is a hidden gem.

Our daughter lives 20 minutes from us in Stamford.  She was looking for places to educate and entertain grandson Maxwell.

The official name is The Stamford Museum and Nature Center. There are many activities available.

  • Upcoming Spring of the Farm - During the Sundays in May they will be offering fun and games of a mini-festival into a single admission price.  This include enhanced programming, and fun seasonal offerings to delight the whole family until 2 pm.
  • April Features Take a Hike Week - There are small group hikes, family challenges, and outdoor self-guided activities. All programs are free for members and free with admission for non-members. 
  • Farmer for the Evening - Visitors can join the center's farmers and lend a helping hand on Heckscher Farm. You can help the farmers feed, groom, and walk our animals including goats, sheep, cows, llamas and alpacas, donkeys, and more. Now that really sounds like fun for city slickers.
  • Programs for children with disabilities - I am really impressed with this! This new program provides a chance for hands-on work with the Heckscher Farm animals for students with disabilities. The small group allows for a great experience at each participant’s pace and comfort-level.  A grant has covered all costs so that there is no charge to these families.

This is a non profit organization supported by donations and entry fees.  You can join for $85 and have a complimentary family admission for one year.

Grandson Maxwell has already enjoyed visits here.

 

 

We will be making many more visits with Maxwell.  This is the third entry to April's Show off your area contest

Comments (22)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Endre - yes yes, Stew Leonards is still there!

James - he loves pointing now.  He is pointing at the Llama.

Apr 28, 2021 03:12 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks like such a fun place to visit.  I saw a sign on a truck the other day and it entailed that they would bring the petting zoo to you.  I was thinking that would be such a cool thing for a kid to have a petting zoo at their birthday party.

Apr 28, 2021 05:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... I can't tell you how many times I've been to Stamford and have never heard of the Stamford Nature Center! Of course, I haven't been to Stamford in decades, so maybe it came about long after I was going there.

Apr 28, 2021 05:37 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great post today Grant! I loved places like that when I was a kid.

Apr 28, 2021 06:29 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, what a fun time, and many would enjoy the freedom and animals.

Apr 28, 2021 06:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant,

What a handsome little boy your Maxwell is...and what a joy to watch him explore and point his finger...A

Apr 28, 2021 07:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Apr 28, 2021 07:52 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant,  i can see you doing lots of things with Maxwell in the future.  Special things that he will always relate you to.

 

Apr 28, 2021 09:32 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant I wish my granddaughter lived closer so I could take her to the Stamford Nature Center.  Enjoy these early years with you grandson, they are priceless.

Apr 28, 2021 12:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Grant- I love places like the Stamford Nature Center. What a great way to introduce children to nature and in a fun environment. I have a feeling that you and Maxwell will go many more times. 

Thank you for participating in the April Challenge. 

Apr 28, 2021 06:54 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing the Stamford nature  center, it does have something for everyone Grant....

Apr 28, 2021 07:49 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Brian - that is not a bad idea for a birthday party.

Nina - I never knew about it but my daughter found it.

Rocky - children enjoy the animals.

Joan - it is a gem that I did know about.

Ron and Alexandra - oh yes, he loves to point.  He is pointing at the Llama.

Roy - for sure.  It is a wonderful place.

Will - that is right.  Just like the fun all grandparents have.

George - make sure you make enough of those trips to see her.

Kathy - you can bet we will go plenty of times.

Paul - oh yes it does.  Adults have fun here too.

Apr 29, 2021 03:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Grant.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Apr 29, 2021 04:31 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant, 

This is the kind of fun I would love to take my grandson to.  Spring is here and so is the fun!

Apr 29, 2021 03:39 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Grant.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Apr 30, 2021 04:37 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - Have a wonderful Saturday.

Sheri - it is great to see the fascination on their faces.

 

May 01, 2021 03:49 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

ok, first of all...Maxwell is ADORABLE.

Stamford Nature Center sounds like a wonderful place to visit with the kids. I know I sure would take my grands there if it were near us!

May 05, 2021 12:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Grant:

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center sounds like a great place...and Maxwell looks pretty interested in that photo. What a great resource to have for kids, parents and grandparents.

Jeff

May 08, 2021 11:37 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I have to tell Diane I always talked about Stew Leonards they were ahead of their time and my parents loved drove all the way from Bridgeport CT so you know it was love, Endre

May 14, 2021 11:11 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, what fun, and love these places.   Nothing better than getting outdoors and seeing the animals.

May 30, 2021 06:45 AM