Reservations

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Tuesday, June 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Annual Meeting of Members

The Annual Meeting is open to current Museum Members who are entitled to elect the new class of Trustees.  Meeting is followed by a reception. To join the Bruce Museum and receive year-round benefits, please click here.


Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Conservation Conversation: A Live, Interactive Discussion

 A conservation-themed panel discussion. 
Light refreshments precede the discussion, which begins at 6:30 pm.

In association with the exhibition National Geographic Photo Ark, the Bruce Museum is hosting a panel discussion with experts from across the conservation spectrum. These experts include Dara Reid (Director of Wildlife in Crisis), Gregg Dancho (Director of Beardsley Zoo), Tim Walsh, a turtle conservation expert working out of the Bruce itself, and more.

This interactive discussion will be driven by audience questions. Find out how zoo breeding programs help endangered species, how we can stop the trafficking of endangered species across the globe, and what you can do to help Connecticut’s very own endangered species.  

Advance registration: Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. At the door: $10 for Bruce Museum members, $25 for nonmembers.  The Museum is open at 5:50 pm.

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Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Science Lecture: Cuba’s Unique and Spectacular Biodiversity

Lecture by Dr. Ana Luz Porzecanski. Light refreshments precede the lecture, which begins at 7:00 pm.

Come learn about the extraordinary biodiversity across Cuba's forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs, from Dr. Ana Luz Porzecanski. In a richly illustrated and interactive presentation, and drawing from a recent expedition to Humboldt National Park, Dr. Porzecanski will introduce you to Cuba's remarkable and unique animals and plants, their biology and connections to Cuban culture, and how Cubans are working towards their conservation.

Advance registration: Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. Additional $10 at the door.

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Sunday, July 22, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Science on the Silver Screen: San Andreas

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

We will be watching San Andreas (runtime: 1 hr 54 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. If you ever wanted to know what would really happen if a swarm of earthquakes hit San Francisco, now is your big chance. 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 here and pay for your entry at the front desk upon arrival.


Thursday, July 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

The Language of Flavor in Honey: A Guided Sensory Honey Tasting Event 

From Red Bee Honey of Weston, Carla Marina Marchese, Italian-trained honey expert, will lead an educational talk and guided tasting of 6 American honeys paired with local cheese and seasonal produce. Participants will learn about honeybees and their essential pollination services that bring us fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, spices – even coffee, chocolate and blue jeans! Learn how honeybees make this liquid gold we call honey, how terroir and nectar source determines a honey's color, aroma and flavor while engaging your senses to pick out aromas and flavors in each varietal honey. This is truly a unique honey lover’s experience!

Carla Marina is a member of the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, where she received her formal training, and the author of The Honey Connoisseur.

Limited to 30 people. Advance reservations required: $50 Members, $65 non-members.

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


Sunday, August 26,  1:30 – 4:30 pm

Science on the Silver Screen: Twister

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

We will be watching Twister (runtime: 1 hr 54 min; rated PG-13) with a special guest scientist, atmospheric scientist Dr. Benjamin Cook. Dr. Cook will introduce the film, watch with you, and lead a discussion about the science (or lack thereof) shown in the film. If you ever wanted to know if a tornado really could fling cows around, now is your big chance. 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 here and pay for your Museum entry at the front desk upon arrival.

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