Reservations

Make a Reservation:

1. Click the reservations button for whichever lecture or program you wish to register. 2. Click Register in the top right if this is your first time registering on the Bruce Museum website and complete the form. **Note: When you sign-in and register for lectures and programs, the price of tickets for non-members will still show up until you get to the very end of the checkout process. 

Join the Bruce Museum and receive year-round benefits and free or discounted event reservations, please click here.

Email info@brucemuseum.org if you need assistance with your reservation.


Monday, June 17, 9:30 -11:30 am

Art Workshop for Seniors

Join classmates in focusing on watercolor paintings and techniques used by the Averys in their work, through hands-on workshops led by Dr. Louise Flax, a noted teaching and practicing artist.

Workshops will be held at the Bruce Museum on Monday June 17th, Monday July 15th and Monday August 5th, from 9:30-11:30.  There is a $25 charge for each workshop for non members, $20 for members.  Materials will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served. Adults over 55.

Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. (Discount taken after item is added to cart.)


Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is open to current Museum Members who are entitled to elect the new class of Trustees.  Followed by a Summer Celebration of current exhibitions and an opportunity to meet Robert Wolterstorff, the new Executive Director.  If you are unable to attend you may vote by proxy and email your vote to kreichenbach@brucemuseum.org.


Monday, July 15, 9:30 -11:30 am

Art Workshop for Seniors

Join classmates in focusing on watercolor paintings and techniques used by the Averys in their work, through hands-on workshops led by Dr. Louise Flax, a noted teaching and practicing artist.

Workshops will be held at the Bruce Museum on Monday June 17th, Monday July 15th and Monday August 5th, from 9:30-11:30.  There is a $25 charge for each workshop for non members, $20 for members.  Materials will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served. Adults over 55.

Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. (Discount taken after item is added to cart.)


Tuesday July 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Science Lecture: The Comeback of the Great White Shark in our Backyard

Dr. Tobey Curtis

National Marine Fisheries Service

Historically, great white sharks were rare off the coasts of New England and seldom encountered. However, the recovery of seal populations and changes in fishery management has allowed sharks to rebound. In this lecture, Dr. Tobey Curtis discusses the history of great white sharks in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, and the discovery of a great white nursery off the southern coast of Long Island.

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. The Museum is open at 6:20 pm. Reservations required.

Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. (Discount taken after item is added to cart.)


Sunday, July 21, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Science on the Silver Screen: A Quite Place

Take a break from the summer heat with a movie at the Bruce Museum!

We will be watching A Quiet Place (runtime: 1 hr 31 min; rated PG-13) with a special guest scientist. The expert scientist will introduce the film, watch with you, and lead a discussion about the science (or lack thereof) shown in the film. Could monsters really track their prey using only sound? What are the real animals that have these sorts of powers? Now’s your chance to find out. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and be ready to learn, in an interactive conversation driven by you!

Movie, snacks, and drinks (including beer) are FREE with museum admission!

Please make a reservation online and pay for your entry at the front desk upon arrival.


Sunday, July 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Bruce Explorers - Sharks on Display

Do you have a young scientist eager to do some exciting, hands-on work in a laboratory setting? This new drop-off program is designed for children ages 7 to 16 who are ready to take a deep dive into science. Our Bruce Explorers will get to learn about a wide variety of science topics in this program. This month’s Bruce Explorers will have children creating their own shark diorama! From learning about how scientists go out into the field to study, to creating the final product, children will become Bruce Museum naturalist who create their own diorama. For more information about Bruce Explorers, contact Megan Brown at mbrown@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6740.


Monday, August 5, 9:30 -11:30 am

Art Workshop for Seniors

Join classmates in focusing on watercolor paintings and techniques used by the Averys in their work, through hands-on workshops led by Dr. Louise Flax, a noted teaching and practicing artist.

Workshops will be held at the Bruce Museum on Monday June 17th, Monday July 15th and Monday August 5th, from 9:30-11:30.  There is a $25 charge for each workshop for non members, $20 for members.  Materials will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served. Adults over 55.

Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. (Discount taken after item is added to cart.)


Tuesday August 13, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Science Lecture: Elasmobranchs: Working with Sharks at the Maritime Aquarium

Sandi Schaefer-Padget, Senior Aquarist, Maritime Aquarium

Sandi Schaefer-Padget works with sharks and other elasmobranchs on a day to day basis at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. In this lecture, she’ll talk about the species of sharks on display at the aquarium and their natural history. Additionally, she’ll discuss the husbandry and care of elasmobranchs, and how to maintain them in a healthy and safe environment.

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. The Museum is open at 6:20 pm. Reservations required.

Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. (Discount taken after item is added to cart.)


Sunday, August 18, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Bruce Explorers - Sharks Teeth Forensics

Do you have a young scientist eager to do some exciting, hands-on work in a laboratory setting? This new drop-off program is designed for children ages 7 to 16 who are ready to take a deep dive into science. Our Bruce Explorers will get to learn about a wide variety of science topics in this program. This month’s Bruce Explorers will have children becoming shark teeth experts. In this lab, children will get to use basic forensic tools to help them identify sharks and their teeth. Children will even get to make a cast of a prehistoric shark tooth to take home that they can study later! For more information about Bruce Explorers, contact Megan Brown at mbrown@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6740.


Sunday, August 18, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Science on the Silver Screen: The Meg

Take a break from the summer heat with a movie at the Bruce Museum! 

We will be watching The Meg (runtime: 1 hr 52 min; rated PG-13) with a special guest scientist. The expert scientist will introduce the film, watch with you, and lead a discussion about the science (or lack thereof) shown in the film. Could megalodon really still live deep beneath the sea? Now’s your chance to find out. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and be ready to learn, in an interactive conversation driven by you!

Movie, snacks, and drinks (including beer) are FREE with museum admission!

Please make a reservation online and pay for your entry at the front desk upon arrival.