39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.
11 am – 3 pm. Celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season as this annual family favorite returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Visit the little red sugarhouse on Heckscher Farm and see firsthand how sap is turned into maple syrup. Witness how trees are tapped, see how sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, go on a scavenger hunt, have your face painted, and sing and dance to live music from Jay and Ray. Additionally, Heckscher WILD!, a new, interactive live exotic animal exhibit on Heckscher Farm, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. On Saturday, watch teen chefs create delicious dishes using SM&NC maple syrup and vote for your favorite in the First County Bank Teen Chefs Challenge from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. On Sunday, enjoy our popular pancake brunch from 11 am to 2 pm. Don’t forget to purchase a pint of fresh maple syrup, made from the trees at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Save time by purchasing your festival admission and pancake brunch tickets in advance at stamfordmuseum.org. Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $10 per person; Director’s Circle & Family Plus Members and ALL children 3 & under: FREE; Pancake Brunch (SUNDAY only, 11 am – 2 pm) Additional $6 fee per person.