Southwestern Connecticut Sights

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

  • 39 Scofieldtown Rd. Map It
  • Stamford
  • Observatory/Planetarium

Published 07/08/2016

Fodor's Review

Oxen, sheep, pigs, and other animals roam this 118-acre New England farmstead. Once the estate of Henri Bendel, the property includes a Tudor-revival stone mansion housing exhibits on natural history, art, and Americana. An observatory has a 22-inch research telescope—perfect for stargazing—and nature trails wind through the woods.

Sight Information


39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, Connecticut, 06903, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Grounds $10, observatory $5
  • Grounds daily 9–5. Observatory: Sept.–May, Fri. 8 pm–10 pm; June–Aug., Fri. 8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Published 07/08/2016


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