The Bruce Museum, more formally known as the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, is a science and art exhibit located in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Locally known as ?The Bruce? for natives and visitors alike, the Bruce Museum was established by Robert Moffat Bruce in 1908 who gave part of his land to Greenwhich with the idea of starting a national, historical and art museum which should be open to the public. The Bruce Museums first exhibition featured the Greenwich Society of Artists including the artists coming from the Cos Cob Art Colony. The museum continued to feature these works from 1912 until 1926.
The Bruce has two different museums. The first and the main museum is located in 1 Museum Drive while the other museum can be seen at the Greenwich Point Park which includes exhibits that are often associated with the beach or with water. The museum has a total of 15,000 objects and artworks including artifacts related to anthropology and natural history. The seasonal exhibits usually change sixteen times a year.
The permanent exhibits in the Bruce Museum come from different branches of science including paleontology, Native American artifact, geology, archeology and natural history. The museum is lined with displays cases featuring different mineral specimens of different shapes and textures including minerals that glow through black light.
Visitors can also sit back and relax in an authentic Northeast woodland wigwam while at the same time learn more about the lives and culture of the Native American Indians. There are also exhibits focusing on fossils and even dioramas featuring woodland wildlife. The second museum also features a permanent exhibit containing a marine tank that holds different fishes and crabs.
Guests can catch different events all year round when visiting the Bruce include lectures held at the Bantle Lecture Gallery related to the exhibits. Families are also welcome at the Bruce Museum through the years including the ?Family Days? and ?Music at the Bruce? concert series for adults and kids.