Consistently voted the "Best Museum" by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences encompassing regional to global perspectives.
The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences.
Adult and school groups of 8 or more require advance reservations
Collect important data for real science discoveries. The Bruce Museum is offering new Citizen Science projects and looking for participants. No experience necessary. Just a willingness to help out. Try the Cat Tracker.
The Brucemobile is an educational outreach program that travels to classrooms, like a field trip in reverse! Programs are available during and after school.
Over the past 100 years, the Bruce Museum has developed a diverse collection through both gifts and purchases. From its holdings of approximately 15,000 objects in fine and decorative art, natural history and anthropology, the Museum selects items to complement its long and short-term exhibitions.
For more information on the collection, contact Jack Coyle, Registrar at 203-413-6770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bruce Museum art collection consists of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, multimedia compositions, and decorative arts.
The Bruce Museum’s textile collection includes ladies’ gowns and accessories, paisley shawls, and Chinese court robes from the Quing Dynasty.
The collection focuses on natural history and includes minerals and fossils, bird and mammal mounts, butterflies and other invertebrates, reptiles, fish, and skeletons. It is the best collection of this type in the area between New York City and New Haven. The specimens represent worldwide localities and the collection grows through field collecting, donations, bequests, exchanges and purchases.
The ethnology collection focuses on objects of peoples from the Americas and reflects the sophistication and diversity of the various cultures represented.
The Museum’s history collection focuses primarily on American material culture spanning from the Colonial period to the present day. The Bruce Museum also acts as the local repository for archaeological sites and artifacts in the Greenwich/Fairfield County region.