Nature Center - New Canaan Nature Center, an
environmental education center and sanctuary, offers easy trails, hands-on
exhibits, animals, gardens; natural science, horticulture, preschool,
school and camp programs.
Historic Site - 18th-century home later became a
boarding house for Connecticut's first art colony. Features early American
fine furniture and American Improessionist art.
Museum of Art - The Museum has one of the most
significant collections of any two-year college in the country and
includes works by master artists such as Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Miro and
Chagall. Both art enthusiasts and casual observers have the rare
opportunity to engage daily with original works of art and artifacts on
continuous display throughout the College and campus grounds.
Barnum Museum - Only museum dedicated to depicting the
extraordinary life of P. T. Barnum and the enormous influence he had on
19th century America.
Farm National Historic Site - American Impressionist
painter, J. Alden Weir (1852-1919) summered at this country retreat for
nearly 40 years. The 60 acre site includes Weir's home, studio, barns and
outbuildings, a visitor center, and a second studio built by sculptor,
Museum - Over the past 90 years the Bruce Museum has
developed a collection of approximately 15,000 objects, with holdings in
fine and decorative arts, natural science and anthropology.
Discovery Museum - Keep small hands and young minds busy
at the Discovery Museum. Hands-on exhibits, planetarium, and virtual
Stones Museum for Children -
Stepping Stones Museum for Children is a
hands-on learning environment for children ages 10 and under. The museum is home to
five interactive exhibit areas, and also offers educational workshops, performances, and
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum - One of the earliest
and finest surviving Second Empire Style country houses ever built in the
United States. Exhibits center on the material, artistic, and social
aspects of the Victorian era.
Maritime Aquarium - The Aquarium features more than
1,000 marine animals native to the Sound and its watershed. Tanks portray
successive levels of life in the Sound, from shallow tidal areas filled
with oysters, sea horses, lobsters and small fish to the 110,000-gallon
Open Ocean tank with 9-foot sharks, bluefish, striped bass, rays and other
creatures found in the Sound and the ocean beyond.
Zoo - 52 acres dedicated to wild and wonderful animals
of North and South America.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
- 118 acres; includes New England working farm, country store, woodland trails, picnic area. Nature’s playground, live pond life exhibit, boardwalk with seating niches along a stream. Seven galleries exhibit fine art, Americana and much more.
Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Nature Trail
- Picturesque boat ride to the 3-acre park with picnic area and 1868 lighthouse. The ten room lighthouse showcases period furniture, and offers a chance to see what life was like for the families of 19th century light keepers. A viewing platform on the nature trail allows visitors to see a variety of wildlife including nesting herons and other birds.