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.
 

 

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 Cynthia Ehlinger at cynthiae@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6756 (Mon.- Fri.) until December 28, 2018, thereafter contact Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org, 203.413.6747.

Sunday, March 3, 1:30 – 4:00 pm.  
Botany in Connecticut 1820 to 1840

Family botany activities all afternoon.
At 2:00 pm, Matthew Johnson, an authority on early American and British science, will present “Joseph Barratt (1796-1882) Doctor, Botanist, Madman: A Vignette of Botany in Connecticut 1820 to 1840.” Johnson has spent 20 years examining Barratt’s contributions to botany and the natural sciences, visiting archives and botanic gardens in America and Europe. The lecture will be followed by a demonstration by botanist and consulting biologist Elizabeth Corrigan on the preparation of herbarium “vouchers,” the preserved dried plant specimens used by scientists for study. Held to complement the Bruce Museum exhibitionPressed for Time: Botanical Collecting as Genteel Pasttime or Scientific Pursuit? (closing March 3, 2019).