The Bruce Museum

Greenwich, CT

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Address: 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830, USA Number: 203 869 0376 Website How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The Bruce Museum is a community based museum with a focus on art, science and natural history within it's annually changing exhibits, plus permanent exhibits that feature natural sciences that relate to the natural sciences worldwide.

Sounds like a pretty impressive museum to us!

Originally built as a private home in 1853, so before you even walk in you can experience some history!

When you explore the permanent exhibitions, kids can really gain a vast educational experience, which is great!

The Changes in Out Land address environmental history, from global to local perspectives, plus additional exhibits on the exploration of the Earth's minerals, human imprints on natural resources, and even the connection between the tides and life!

Kids can also encounter marine creatures in the 500 gallon Long Island South marine take! Crabs, fish, snails and starfish all call it home, and are ready to meet you! They also offer live feedings at the marine tank on Tuesdays and Fridays!

Every Object Tells a Story looks at a number of amazing objects, including a meteorite, to an American Bald Eagle, dinosaur egg and Native American Basket, and what stories of the past they tell! You might just be amazed!

The Bruce Museum features an exhibit on how the planet was formed in the first place, and also connections between nature and the community.

A museum rich in history and learning, so why not be part of the story and make a visit yourself to The Bruce Museum? It's like living in a history or science book!

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How much does it cost?






$7 for students aged 5 to 22 with valid ID



Free for members and EVERYONE on Tuesdays! $8 for seniors


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5 years


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Additional Information

Exhibitions in the Bantle Lecture Gallery may be temporarily closed during Museum programs. Check their calendar before your visit

Any top tips?


Family tours are held 11:30 am - 12:15 pm on most Sundays. Drop-in tour designed for children aged 6-10 and their families. This program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration necessary.​ Docent tours are held every Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, and Friday, 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Free with Museum admission. No reservations necessary.

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Grab something in the area, there are plenty of places to find lunch!

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Where is it at?


From New York City/ Westchester County and points south and west Take I-95 North to exit 3 . At the bottom of ramp turn right onto Arch Street. Follow Arch Street to intersection of Steamboat Road. Go straight across to Museum Drive. The museum entrance is 500 feet on your left. Students may be dropped off at front entrance plaza. Buses must continue around drive and park in designated parking spaces at bottom of the hill. From New Haven/Stamford and points east Take I-95 South to exit 3. Turn left at bottom of the ramp onto Arch Street. Go under thruway bridge to intersection of Steamboat Road. Proceed as above. From the Merritt Parkway Take the North Street exit and follow signs to central Greenwich. At the end of North Street bear left onto Maple Avenue. At the light bear right onto Putnam Avenue and take the immediate left onto Milbank Avenue. Follow Milbank to the end, bearing straight at rotaries. Turn right onto Bruce Park Avenue. Take the next left onto Steamboat Road. At the light take a left onto Museum Drive.

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They offer family programs, outreach programs, youth tours, guided tours and field trips, so give them a call to arrange your day out at the museum with students!

Can I get one of those?


There is a museum store where you can pick up great gifts and souvenirs relating to the museum's exhibits!

Need a little extra help?


The Bruce Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday (Doors close 4:30pm)

Closed Mondays plus New Years Eve/Day, Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas

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