Seaside Center

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Summer Season 2019:
Sunday, June 23 – Monday, September 2, 2019

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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The Seaside Center is generously supported in part by Bruce Contemporaries. brucecontemporaries.org
 

 

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 Science event. For more information, contact Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org, 203.413.6747.

Sunday, May 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Oysters in Greenwich

Family activities all afternoon.
Learn how the Greenwich Shellfish Commission manages, protects, and preserves their shellfish beds for both recreational and commercial use. The Commission prepares a Town shellfish management plan and promotes the enhancement of shellfish production and harvest for both recreational and commercial purposes in Greenwich waters as well as the preservation and restoration of shellfish habitat and water quality in the GHA.

Sunday, June 2, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  The Big Turtle Year

Family activities all afternoon.
At 2:00 pm, Tim Walsh, Assistant Director of the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust and Collections Manager at the Bruce Museum will deliver a presentation on his research and travels with the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust. Turtles play significant ecological roles, are visible elements in many habitats, and are the 2nd most endangered wildlife taxa in the world. Sixty-two turtle species occur in the United States and many are of conservation concern. While species from areas such as Asia, South America, and Madagascar often receive the majority of conservation attention, the plight of species within the U.S. quietly goes unnoticed. The goal of The Big Turtle Year is to increase awareness regarding the status of these often overlooked species and to emphasize their rich diversity, natural history, and conservation needs. Throughout 2017, Florida Turtle Conservation Trust researchers visited numerous sites accompanied by other biologists and conservationists in an effort to see as many species as possible during a single year, while examining threats and conservation actions needed.

Sunday, July 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Sharkwater Extinction

Family activities all afternoon.
Documentary film (1h 28m). Today more than 90 countries have banned shark finning or the trade of shark products. Even so, Stewart finds sharks are still being fishedSharkwater: Extinction (2018) is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. Today more than 90 countries have banned shark finning or the trade of shark products. Even so, Stewart finds sharks are still being fished to extinction.