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8. Visit a farm and more @ Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Leaving Norwalk, continue south on I-95 to Stamford. Here you will find the Stamford Nature Center and Museum located on 39 Scofieldtown Rd. that offers over 80 acres of nature trails for kids to explore in addition to a the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries that house natural history collections of New England, Native American Art and Culture, American History and Culture, Farm implements and special changing exhibits.

Also located on the museum's grounds are Heckscher Farm and Heckscher Wild, both featuring hands on educational exhibits. At Heckscher's farm kids will learn about life on a small New England farm and have the opportunity to learn about the dozens of farm animals that live here.

A highlight is the observatory on the property that offers special astronomy viewing evenings in the summer.