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 many 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

Contemporary Artists/Traditional Forms: Chinese Brushwork  September 28, 2019 - December 8, 2019

On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK—The National Gallery of Denmark February 1, 2020 - May 24, 2020

Temporary Science Exhibits

Under the Skin February 1, 2020 - July 19, 2020

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
- Butterflies
- Coastal Ecology
- Our Friendly Forests
- Rock Out!
- Tail Time

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.

Afterschool Programs: Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

- Museum Exploration Afterschool Series (4 part series) 

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