About Us

The Bruce Museum from Bruce Hurwit on Vimeo.

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.

Read More >

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. Complimentary admission for First Sunday programs May - October by alerting front gate staff that you are coming for the First Sunday Sceince event. For more information, contact Seaside Center Manager Cynthia Ehlinger at cynthiae@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6756 (Mon.- Fri.).

Sunday, March 4, 1:30 – 4:00 pm.  Return of the Osprey.

Producer and filmmaker Jacob Steinberg will show segments of his new feature-length documentary Osprey. Incorporating the latest in high-frame-rate equipment, infrared, drone aerials, underwater and time-lapse photography, the film combines state-of-the-art technology with compelling storytelling to bring the remarkable drama of a life-long pair of ospreys from Greenwich, Connecticut, to the screen. In addition, Genevieve Nuttall will talk about Connecticut Audubon Society’s Osprey Nation program, a citizen-science program designed to monitor the health of our state’s ospreys, and engage volunteers who would like to participate. 

Sunday, April 1. Easter Sunday. No program.

Sunday, May 6, 1:30 - 4:00 pm. Horseshoe Crabs. 

Sunday, June 3, 1:30 - 4:00 pm. Lighthouses at Night.

Sunday, July 1, 1:30 - 4:00 pm. Bee Happy.

Sunday, August 5, 1:30 - 4:00 pm. TBD.

Sunday, September 2, 1:30 - 4:00 pm. TBD.

Summer Season 2018: Sunday, June 24 – Monday, September 3, 2018

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

The Seaside Center is generously supported in part by Osprey Private Client.

Read More >


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

Read More >


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

Read More >