Stamford, CT – In lieu of its traditional First County Bank Maple Sugar Festival, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center will be celebrating the season by bundling all the fun and games of a mini-festival into a single admission price, three Sundays this winter: February 21 & 28 and March 7. Each Sunday, grounds will open at 10 am with added attractions, enhanced programming, and fun seasonal offerings for the whole family until 2 pm. Standard admission rates apply after 2 pm. This year, online pre-registration is required to ensure a safe and socially distanced experience at www.stamfordmuseum.org/fcbfest.
Sponsored by First County Bank, the series of Maple Sugar Fest Sundays will feature a wide variety of activities including traditional favorites like tree tapping demonstrations, music, animal interactions, free popcorn, a sock skating rink and children’s game zone, food trucks on-site offering waffles, French toast, maple donuts, churros and more with a maple theme, and SM&NC’s very own line of maple syrup available for purchase.
“Year after year, we are proud to have a long-standing presence in support of the SM&NC’s Maple Sugar festivities,” said Robert Granata, Chairman & CEO of First County Bank.
“We’re one of only two official maple syrup producers in Fairfield County,” added Melissa H. Mulrooney, Executive Director & CEO of the SM&NC. “We invite the public to join us as we make our very own line of maple syrup from the many mature maple trees found right here on our 118-acre campus.”
Attendees are encouraged to visit the Museum’s Bendel Mansion to enjoy the current exhibition, “Global Garden: Resonant Beauty,” a collection of orchid paintings by artist Patricia Laspino and the first full exhibition of the Museum’s 85th anniversary year.
The cost of admission is all-inclusive: $10 per person for SM&NC members of all ages, $20 per person for non-members, with free entry options for SM&NC Family Plus and Director’s Circle members. Attendees who sign up for membership on a fest day are refunded the cost of their ticket according to membership level. Pre-register now to celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season by visiting www.stamfordmuseum.org/fcbfest.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center utilizes both of its parking lots for Sunday family fests. The primary event lot is located at SM&NC’s Farmhouse entrance at 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT, ¼ mile up the road from its 39 Scofieldtown Road entrance. The SM&NC is located 3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35. For more information call 203.977.6521 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.
Celebrating 85 years of service to the community, Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction, seeking to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience.