Updated Bruce Museum Admission Policy and Re-Opening FAQs

The Bruce Museum reopened the Museum to members and the public on June 27, 2020, upon receiving the necessary certification from state agencies.

Admission to the Bruce Museum is by advance online reservation, with timed ticketing to ensure the comfort and safety of visitors and staff. Effective Wednesday, September 2, admission fees are $10.00 for Adults; $8.00 for Students (5-22 w/ valid ID); $8.00 for Seniors (65 & up). Admission is always free for Museum members and children under 5; the Museum is free to all visitors every Tuesday.

The Bruce is pleased to participate in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to all active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families with identification, as well as Museums for All, an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) are welcome to visit the Bruce with their family free of charge.

The Bruce Museum also partners with Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Bruce is free for Bank of America cardholders. Call 203-869-0376 for more information or to make a reservation utilizing these special-access programs.

The following hours of operation and admission policy are in effect until further notice:

9:30 – 10:30 am, Tuesday through Sunday: The Museum is open only to self-selected individuals over the age of 65 or who are immunocompromised.

10:30 – 11:30 am, Tuesday through Sunday: The Bruce is pleased to welcome Museum members only for one hour of special access.

Remaining Museum hours are unchanged. To reserve a timed ticket to visit the Bruce Museum, visit brucemuseum.org.

Check our website frequently! The Museum may need to operate fluidly between reopening phases, depending on the state and local guidance. If you have any questions about the safety guidelines, please call 203-869-0376 prior to your visit.

Please be aware of the following new policy, effective August 28, 2020, regarding masks with exhalation valves or vents:

The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. Masks with one-way valves or vents allow exhaled air to be expelled out through holes in the material.  This can allow exhaled respiratory droplets to reach others and potentially spread the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, CDC does not recommend using masks if they have an exhalation valve or vent.

Visitors wearing masks with exhalation valves or vents will not be allowed to enter the Museum.

To review a set of FAQs relating to Museum policies and practices in effect in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.