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Stamford Museum Serves Up A Taste Of Maple Sugar At Open House

Visitors see where and how maple syrup is made at Maple Sugar Weekend at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
Visitors see where and how maple syrup is made at Maple Sugar Weekend at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
How maple syrup is made.
How maple syrup is made. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Yummy maple syrup samples.
Yummy maple syrup samples. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Lisa Monachelli demonstrates tapping a tree to Samara Betensky (3, drilling) and brother Jacob, of Bedford.
Lisa Monachelli demonstrates tapping a tree to Samara Betensky (3, drilling) and brother Jacob, of Bedford. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Various types of tree taps.
Various types of tree taps. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Local maple syrup.
Local maple syrup. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The formula for making syrup.
The formula for making syrup. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
New York Maple Syrup jugs on display.
New York Maple Syrup jugs on display. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Museum & Nature Center offered visitors a glimpse into the world of how maple sugar is made with its annual festival last weekend.

If you missed out on the Maple Sugar Festival Weekend or if you just can't get enough maple syrup, you can visit the Stamford Museum & Nature Center for one last look at the syrup production season.

The Sugarhouse will be open from 1-3 p.m. Sunday for visitors to see how the museum produces its pure maple syrup. It also will have a tapping demonstration from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

At 3 p.m., the museum will serve its favorite winter treat: vanilla ice cream with maple syrup.

The event is free to members. It is part of the gate admission for non-members. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $6 for students 18 and over with valid ID; $5 for children and free to members and children 3 and under.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is at 39 Scofieldtown Road in North Stamford. Call 203-322-1646 or visit its website for more information.

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