The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

The Campaign for Future Generations

Following 2018's monumental opening of the Knobloch Family Farmhouse, the second phase of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's Campaign for Future Generations brings the Planetarium and Observatory programs together under one roof for the first time in the 87-year history. SM&NC serves as a profound nature and science-based resource for communities that long to have comprehensive Astronomy and STEAM-based programming in their own backyards.

A crowned-jewel of Stamford, SM&NC, it has always been an educational, fun and hands-on experience that has introduced generations of children to the wonderful world of animals and the stars. 

The current development is by far the most impressive and a solid commitment to fostering imagination not only for youths but for all with a curious spirit.


•  100-Seat Planetarium Theatre

•  Open-Air, Roll-Back Roof Observation Deck with Lunar & Solar Telescopes

•  State-of-the-Art Science Technology

•  Welcoming Lobby Gallery

•  Two School & Community Classrooms

•  Scenic Outdoor Terraces

•  ADA Compliant Facilities & Elevator

•  Astronomy & Technology Offices

•  All accessed by a walk in the woods.

Designed by the architectural firm Tai Soo Kim Studio. The long time telescope was moved to The Astronomical Lyceum in Magdalena, NM. This allowed for the demolition of the Observatory in preparation for the ground breaking for the new SM&NC Planetarium & Astronomy Center

The Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for September 2024.

To learn more about Phase II of The Campaign for Future Generations, visit  Or visit The Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

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