Museum-based Programs

Consider the Bruce Museum an annex to your classroom. Our collections and inquiry-based STEAM programs are the perfect way to complement and enrich your day-to-day practice. The hands–on interaction of “touching” objects and “exploring” collections can enhance a child’s understanding of scientific phenomena and artistic creation while also allowing them to make important connections between the sciences and humanities. Our workshops are thematic and designed to give children maximum exposure to both scientific and artistic concepts and processes.

Museum-based programs are available for school and after-school groups. To learn how to schedule a visit, click here.

For more information about Museum-Based Programs please contact Corinne Flax, Manager of School and Community Partnerships, or (203) 413-6742.

Temporary Exhibition Programs

A tour or interactive program may be developed to focus on any of the Museum’s changing exhibitions. All Museum-based programs feature inquiry-based learning, hands-on activities, and connections to school curricula. Click on the links below to learn more about each temporary exhibit. All programs are 60 minutes in length.

Temporary Art Exhibits

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection February 11, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980 February 18, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Temporary Science Exhibits

Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of the Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017


Permanent School Programs

Below are the permanent school programs we offer students in preschool through high school. Please contact Corinne Flax at or 203-413-6742 for more detailed program descriptions.


- Animal Tracks NEW FOR 2016-2017!
- Butterflies
- Coastal Ecology
- Our Friendly Forests NEW FOR 2016-2017!
- Rock Out NEW FOR 2016-2017!
- Shapes and Patterns
- Tail Time NEW FOR 2016-2017!

Kindergarten through Second Grade

- Animal Adaptations
- Butterflies
- Coastal Ecology
- Woodland Indian Life

Third through Fifth Grade

- Coastal Ecology
- Mineral Marvels
- Woodland Indian Life

Middle School through High School

The Bruce Museum has a number of programs available for Middle School and High School students. Please contact Corinne Flax at or 203-413-6742 for program descriptions.

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