About Us

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Our Mission: The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people.

What to Expect

Consistently voted the "Best Museum" by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives. The Bruce Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Our History

The Museum was originally built as a private home in 1853. Robert Moffat Bruce (1822-1909), a wealthy textile merchant and member of the New York Cotton Exchange, bought the house and property in 1858 and deeded them to the Town on Greenwich in 1908.

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Seaside Center

Please click here for daily Bruce Museum Seaside Center information.

Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center
Year-round. Open on the first Sunday of each month.

Free. Family activities throughout the afternoon and talks by experts in the field.  No pass required November - April. Complimentary admission for First Sunday programs May - October. For more information, contact Seaside Center Manager Cynthia Ehlinger at cynthiae@brucemuseum.org

Special Event: June 25 Experience the Sound 
Presented by the Greenwich Shellfish Comission in conjunction with the Seaside Center Grand Opening

July 2: Exploring the Long Island Sound from the Bottom
Captain Dennis Habza of SqualusMarine.com will give a video presentation on his expeditions to local shipwrecks, their history, and his underwater adventures. He also will talk about local marine life and the importance of marine environmental awareness. Fun, family activities and marine tank all afternoon. 

August 6: All About Algae.
Dr. Craig Schneider, Trinity College, will talk about deep water algae from Bermuda collected by submersible and rebreather diving, and will show some underwater movies as part of the talk. Simona Augyte, PhD candidate will also speak about local algae and help identify local seaweeds specimens. Algae are photosynthetic organisms that come in many sizes and colors, produce more than 71% of the Earth's oxygen, and are used in hundreds of products. Learn why you should know more about them. Make your own seaweed pressing

September 3: Vermicomposting
Greenwich Conservation Commission and Greenwich Community Gardens will introduce participants to composting with earthworms. Hands-on activities and demonstrations on how to set up a worm bin, which helps turn kitchen scraps into a valuable soil amendment. Learn about earthworm biology and how to care for their habitat. Activities for the entire family. Free vermicompost bins available while supplies last. One per family, Greenwich residents only.

Summer Season: Sunday, June 25 – Monday, September 4, 2017
Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Seaside Center educates visitors about the ecology of Long Island Sound and features:

  • Live-animal marine touch tank open year-round
  • Four marine aquaria of local species open seasonally 
  • Seashore dioramas of summer and winter birds, fish, and other local species, and an underwater oyster reef
  • Environmental activities and video presentations
  • Helpful naturalists
     

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Volunteer

There are many opportunities to participate at the Bruce Museum. Current and prospective volunteers can find out more here.

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Affiliates

The Bruce Museum has affiliations with many organizations that offer additional benefits to visitors and members.

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