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. 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.).

October 1, 1:30 - 4:00 pm: Greenwich Shellfishing. Greenwich Shellfish Commission will hold a shellfishing demonstration and discuss the new scientific projects involving the Commission in collaboration with UCONN. Plus get an update on new shellfish beds that are being opened in Greenwich waters.

November 5: Film: A Plastic Ocean.Doors open at 1:30 pm. Film at 2:00 pm
This must-see documentary film follows scientists on a four-year global odyssey to explore the issue of plastics in our oceans and its effect on marine ecosystems and human health, including endocrine disruption. See how you can help. Co-sponsors: Friends of Greenwich Point, BYO and Go Pure. Film: 1hr, 42 min.

November 12. Special Author Presentation: Junk Raft by Marcus Eriksen
Doors open at 1:30 pm. Film at 2:00 pm
In 2008, Marcus Eriksen and a friend traveled 88 days and 2600 miles on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles to build awareness and spark a movement to save our seas from plastic pollution.Hear from the author of Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution. Co-sponsor: Friends of Greenwich Point.

December 3. Family Workshop: Patterns in Nature. Bruce Museum educator Corinne Flax leads a creative workshop for the whole family. Make homemade holiday creations inspired by the natural world – from branching patterns and symmetry to spirals and waves. All ages welcome. Co-sponsor: Friends of Greenwich Point.

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.

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

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

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