Seaside Center

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Generously sponsored by Bruce Contemporaries.


There is no admission fee for the Seaside Center.

However, from May through October both residents and non-residents need a beach pass to enter Greenwich Point Park, where the Seaside Center is located.

For First Sunday Science events, the fee is waived.

See more information under Admission below.

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Bruce Museum Seaside Center  

The Seaside Center is a beachside museum located in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich,  about 6 1/2 miles from the main Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Located in the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT

Daily programs at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm during the summer season.

The Seaside Center is generously supported in part by Bruce Contemporaries. brucecontemporaries.org
 

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 November - April. Complimentary admission for First Sunday programs May - October. No reservations required. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org, 203.413.6747. 

Sunday, May 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Oysters in Greenwich

Family activities all afternoon.
Learn how the Greenwich Shellfish Commission manages, protects, and preserves their shellfish beds for both recreational and commercial use. The Commission prepares a Town shellfish management plan and promotes the enhancement of shellfish production and harvest for both recreational and commercial purposes in Greenwich waters as well as the preservation and restoration of shellfish habitat and water quality in the GHA.

Sunday, June 2, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  The Big Turtle Year

Family activities all afternoon.
At 2:00 pm, Tim Walsh, Assistant Director of the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust and Collections Manager at the Bruce Museum will deliver a presentation on his research and travels with the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust. Turtles play significant ecological roles, are visible elements in many habitats, and are the 2nd most endangered wildlife taxa in the world. Sixty-two turtle species occur in the United States and many are of conservation concern. While species from areas such as Asia, South America, and Madagascar often receive the majority of conservation attention, the plight of species within the U.S. quietly goes unnoticed. The goal of The Big Turtle Year is to increase awareness regarding the status of these often overlooked species and to emphasize their rich diversity, natural history, and conservation needs. Throughout 2017, Florida Turtle Conservation Trust researchers visited numerous sites accompanied by other biologists and conservationists in an effort to see as many species as possible during a single year, while examining threats and conservation actions needed.

Sunday, July 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Sharkwater Extinction

Family activities all afternoon.
Documentary film (1h 28m). Today more than 90 countries have banned shark finning or the trade of shark products. Even so, Stewart finds sharks are still being fishedSharkwater: Extinction (2018) is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. Today more than 90 countries have banned shark finning or the trade of shark products. Even so, Stewart finds sharks are still being fished to extinction.


Bruce Museum Seaside Center 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 and volunteers

Summer programs for 2019 : TBD - check back in the spring.

Drop by for ongoing programs at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm all summer, through Labor Day. 

 

Click here for directions to the Seaside Center.

Click here to help us raise funds for the Seaside Center at Innis Arden Cottage.

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Seaside Center highlights:

Special thanks to Sam Larder “Oceans are Talking” for the use of Recycle. 
  • Scientific Research.  Find a horseshoe crab with a white tag? Call it in! (1-888-LIMULUS)

Volunteers

Looking for a volunteer position this summer? High School and College Students, learn about the ecology of the Long Island Sound and share your knowledge with visitors. The Seaside Center is always looking for volunteers throughout the summer months to help coordinate and supervise programming and activities at Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center at Greenwich Point. Students with an interest in environmental education should contact Volunteer Program Manager Mary Ann Lendenmann at 203-413-6746 or mlendenmann@brucemuseum.org.

Groups

  • Groups of 10 or more require advance reservations.
  • Groups will be charged a fee.
  • To make reservations and discuss programming during the summer, please contact Kate Dzikiewcz, Seaside Center Manager, at 203-413-6747 or kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org.
  • To make reservations and discuss programming during the school year, please contact Kathleen Holko, Manager of School and Tour Services, kholko@brucemuseum.org or (203) 413-6741.

Admission:

There is no admission fee for the Seaside Center. However, from May through October both residents and non-residents need a beach pass to enter Greenwich Point Park, where the Seaside Center is located.

Greenwich Point Park Admission:

For admission to First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center programs, alert the front gate personnel that you are attending the program or contact kdzikiewicz@brucemuseumorg for information.

For other admissions, regular Park admission fees apply.

From the Town of Greenwich website, 2018, Greenwich Point Park entry regulations: 

Single Entry Park Passes can be obtained:  

In person - at the locations and hours of operation listed below 

·  Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (May1-October 31) - Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

·  Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center (May 1-Sept. 15) - Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

·  Not available for purchase on weekends or holidays

·  Not available for purchase at Town Hall

Click here to learn more about the beach pass for 2019.