Stamford Museum and Nature Center


Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford, CT

Plan your visit!

Stamford Museum & Nature Center


Members: Free

Adults: $14

Seniors (65+): $12

Students/Educators(with a valid ID): $10

Children 3 & under: Free

Children (4-17): $8

Parking: Free


Easy accessible

Mask Policy

Adults & children over the age of 2 must wear a face mask at all times when arriving and when outdoors at any time when social distancing is not possible. When outdoor social distancing is possible, visitors may temporarily pull down their masks, while keeping them at the ready in plain sight.


Stamford Museum Galleries & Bendel Mansion

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

Gates and Property close promptly at 5 pm

Final Entry: 30 minutes before closing

Heckscher Farm

April - October: Daily 9 am - 5 pm

November - March: Daily 9 am - 4 pm

Gates and Property close promptly at 5 pm

Final Entry: 30 minutes before closing

No Appointment Needed

Restaurant Recommendations Nearby

Olio (New American)

Madonia Restaurant and Bar

Perfect for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center has it all. Perfect for kids and adults, the Museum and Nature Center has art, culture, history and nature all packed into one. In the great city of Stamford area, your day trip here will not disappoint. The parking is convenient and the first stroll up to the museum is romantic. The entrance is lined with Grecian statues, making it feel as though you’re being transported through time and space to a European villa.  The day that I visited the Stamford Museum and Nature Center was a rainy day. For many places, the horrible weather would have put quite a damper on my experience, but the Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a place you can enjoy in any weather, rain or shine. There are endless, exciting things to explore. The museum was a wonderful mix of local history, including familial history, natural history, and artistic history. Not to mention the grand hallway that could easily be mistaken for a castle. Tall ceilings, magical string lights and fantastical art make any visitor feel like they accidentally wandered into a fairy tale. After leaving the museum, I was greeted with funky totem poles, a charming pond filled with geese, and picnic tables perfect for enjoying the view with a snack. The farm is something quite special. I enjoyed the comfort of nature and animals. I was charmed by pigs, cows, horses and chickens, all while surrounded by homegrown gardens and ponds. I wandered around the winds and bends of the nature center until I was greeted at the top of the hill by the charming Knobloch Family Farm House that overlooked the grazing cows and goats. After a long adventure I finished my journey with coffee and a book and soaked in the peaceful scenery. 


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