The Stamford Museum & Nature Center has been creating memories since 1936.
As one of the largest nature-based educational institutions in the state, and the largest in the City of Stamford, our mission is to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and promote environmental stewardship. Today, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a vital cultural and educational resource for Connecticut, as well as a focal point for family activity and interaction. Through our exceptional educational programs, family festival weekends, museum exhibitions, working New England farm,80-acres of nature trails, and certified Art, Nature & Me Preschool, we are the model for experiential education and creating lasting memories for individuals of all ages.
Over the years, we have creatively adapted our facilities to meet the growing needs of the community. We have used capital funds wisely and responsibly to renovate buildings to make the most of each educational area of our campus. However, though we have grown by more than 100 percent in the last 10 years, there has not been a new program building added to our campus in five decades.
We embarked on a Master Planning process in 2008. Over a two-year period, we developed a visionary design to identify critically needed infrastructure, capital improvements, and enriched educational and public spaces to build future capacity for the SM&NC.
The time has come to construct the first new program-related buildings on our campus.