Night at the Museum Family Benefit 2018

The Bruce Museum’s 6th Annual Night at the Museum Family Benefit will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018, 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

One of the most festive and popular special events of the year, Night at the Museum gives young children the chance to explore the galleries in their pajamas, go on a scavenger hunt, and participate in craft projects. Rounding out the fun are musical performances by Songs for Seeds and experiments with Mad Science.

While the youngsters are served up pizza for dinner, adults will enjoy tacos provided by Old Greenwich Social Club and other bites, an open wine/beer bar, and the chance to bid on exciting items at a silent auction, ranging from a two-night stay at White Elephant in Nantucket to dinner at amazing local restaurants. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bruce Museum’s children’s education and scholarship program. 

This year’s Night at the Museum will have a tool theme inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection. Featuring more than 40 imaginative paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs, the exhibition brings life to the unexpected subject of tools by showcasing the works of 28 visionary artists, including Red Grooms, Walker Evans, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg.

The Night of the Museum Family Benefit is co-chaired by Kristin Knowles and Amy Levin-Epstein Weber, aided by a committee of 23 volunteer Bruce Museum family members.

”We can’t wait for our largest family event of the year,” says Brooke Amico, Special Events Manager. “Tickets tend to go very quickly for this event as we have a limited capacity, so I encourage you to book your spots now for this special evening at the Museum. Valet parking will be provided.

“We have amazing generosity from local organizations and friends for this event,” Amico adds. “We thank our event underwriters and donors who are making this event possible and Paulaner USA, Old Greenwich Social Club, B&G Foods, Aux Delices Foods, Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes, and Planet Pizza for providing hospitality for the evening. ‘Thank you’ as well to our media sponsor, Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media.”

To purchase tickets, please click here or contact Brooke Amico at bamico@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6761.