How To Schedule A Tour

Museum Visits

Adult and school groups of 6 or more require advance reservations and are subject to a special group fee.

For information on Scheduling Group Tours for Adults click here.

Museum-Based School programs are available Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

After-School Museum-Based programs are available Tuesday through Friday, last one hour, and start no later than 4:00 pm.

The Bruce Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Contact Diana Rafferty at drafferty@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6744. You may leave a voicemail message at this number at any time. Please leave a choice of times to return your call.

When leaving a message, please be prepared to give:

  • Your name / School name
  • School address
  • School phone number / Your home phone number
  • Program Titles / Grade level of students
  • Class size & number of classes
  • Special needs, if any
  • Preferred dates and times
  • Two alternate dates and times

In order to get the dates of your choice, we suggest you schedule as far in advance as possible, at least 6 weeks. We do not accept any school program reservations less than 4 weeks in advance.

Fees
A confirmation/invoice will be e-mailed four weeks prior to the program. Pre-payment is preferred, however, Museum programs may be paid on day of visit. Payment is by check only, payable to Bruce Museum, Inc.
Museum-Based School Programs: $60 per program.

Bus Scholarships
Thanks to the generosity of our corporate members and sponsors, bus scholarships are available under special circumstances. Please contact the Museum for more information.

Cancellations
There is a $15 per program charge if cancellation is less than two weeks in advance of the scheduled program, with exceptions made under special circumstances.

No Eating Facilities are available at the Museum
In case of bad weather, classes will be permitted to eat in the Education Workshop if they reserve the room in advance.

Class Size
In order to maintain quality education, classes are limited to 25 students. Pre-school class size is limited to 20 students.

Program Length

Programs for students in Pre-K and K are 45 minutes. Programs for students in grades 1 and up are 1 hour.

Supervision: REQUIRED for all programs
Museum visit: 1 adult for every 8 children, to accompany the children at all times.
Self-guided tours: If you would like your class to tour the rest of the Museum before or after the scheduled program, you must tell us when you make your reservation to avoid conflict with other groups.
Nametags: Help to personalize program and enhance student behavior.

Conduct
In order to enhance everyone's enjoyment of the Museum, please go over these rules with your students in advance:

  • Please do not run in the Museum.
  • Please talk in quiet voices.
  • Please do not touch paintings or objects

Special requests or curriculum needs
All of the programs are flexible and can be adapted to audiences with special needs or to your curriculum objectives. Please discuss with the Museum Education staff in advance.

Museum Store
School groups are welcome in the Museum Store with supervising adults. Students may purchase a wide variety of fun and educational toys, and teachers receive 10% off any purchases made while visiting the Museum Store with their class.

Click here to view descriptions of museum-based programs.

 

Brucemobile Outreach:

Brucemobile Outreach programs are available Monday through Friday for school and after-school groups. A minimum of 2 programs per visit is requested; maximum of 3 per day. Class Size is limited to 25 students. Pre-school class size is limited to 20 students.

Contact Diana Rafferty at drafferty@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6744. You may leave a voicemail message at this number at any time. Please leave a choice of times to return your call.

When leaving a message, please be prepared to give:

  • Your name / School name
  • School address
  • School phone number / Your home phone number
  • Program Titles / Grade level of students
  • Class size & number of classes (Class size is limited to 25 students; Pre-school class size is limited to 20 students.)
  • Special needs, if any
  • Preferred dates and times
  • Two alternate dates and times

In order to get the dates of your choice, we suggest you schedule as far in advance as possible, at least 6 weeks. We do not accept Brucemobile program reservations less than 4 weeks in advance.

Fees for Brucemobile Programs
A confirmation/invoice will be e-mailed four weeks prior to the program.
Pre-payment is requested.
Payment is by check only, payable to Bruce Museum, Inc.

An additional travel fee is charged to schools more than 10 miles away from the Museum. The fee is calculated according to distance, maximum radius 25 miles ($25.00).

  • Single program (Grades K and up): $140
  • Block booking (2 or more of the same program on the same day, grades K and up): $110 per program
  • Pre-school single program: $100
  • Block Booking (2 or more of the same program on the same day, pre-school) : $70 per program
  • After-School Brucemobile Programs: $140 per program

Cancellations
There is a $15 per program charge if cancellation is less than two weeks in advance of the scheduled program, with exceptions made under special circumstances.

Program Length

Programs for Pre-K classes are 30 minutes. Programs for students in grades K and up are 1 hour.

Supervision: REQUIRED for all programs
Brucemobile: A representative from the school or organization must remain with the group throughout all programs.
Nametags: Help to personalize program and enhance student behavior.

Special requests or curriculum needs
All of the programs are flexible and can be adapted to audiences with special needs or to your curriculum objectives. Please discuss with the Museum Education staff in advance.

Click here to view Brucemobile Outreach Program descriptions.

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