Seaside Center

Blue Crab

Northern Cardinal



Summer Season 2020:
Sunday, June 28 – Monday, September 7, 2020

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 and 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 and no reservations are required. Family activities throughout the afternoon and talks by experts in the field.  No pass required. Receive 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,, 203.413.6747.


CANCELLED- Sunday April 5, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Microbes as Sentinels of Water Quality in Long Island Sound - CANCELLED

Out of an abundance of caution, the Bruce Museum will be closed to the public effective today, Friday, March 13, through Monday, April 6, 2020. All Museum programs and events, on-site as well as off-site, have also been canceled or postponed through this period.


Sunday May 3, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Connecting fish, rivers, and people: The Mianus River Fishway

Family activities from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.

Did you know there are massive fish migrations happening right here in Greenwich? Each spring, the Mianus Pond Fishway passes one of the largest runs of alewives and blueback herrings in Connecticut. Sarah Coccaro, Conservation Resource Manager for the Town of Greenwich Conservation Commission, will discuss 15 years of local and state data and explain why these fish are so important to Greenwich, Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. This lecture will feature a 30-minute documentary on migratory fish species and the upcoming World Fish Migration Day.