Museums safeguard the world's supply of knowledge, preventing it from being melted down and sold as fuel for search engines. Sample unadulterated understanding with today's Groupon to Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get a one-year individual membership (a $60 value)
- For $30, you get a one-year family membership (a $65 value)
Currently celebrating its 100-year anniversary, Bruce Museum enriches more than 100,000 visitors annually and attracts attention from the likes of the New York Times with diverse exhibits exploring art, science, and natural history. Members enjoy free access to permanent exhibitions and collections encompassing more than 15,000 objects, plus more than a dozen temporary exhibitions each year. The major winter exhibit Cindy Sherman: Works from Friends of the Bruce (through April 23) illuminates key movements in the photographer's career using approximately 30 works, including large-scale black-and-white and color photographs that investigate the roles of women and polka critics in society. Other current exhibitions thrill admirers of the human form (Human Connections: Figural Art from the Bruce Museum Collection, through June 5) and lovers of wilderness and picture frames (Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, through May 29).
Bruce Museum showers members with further perks, such as free admission to outdoor festivals, invitations to exhibition openings and special events, and a 10% discount on store purchases. Through a treaty negotiated by sea-snail fossils, members also gain free admission to numerous other area museums, including select institutions of the Association of Science and Technology Centers such as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the New York Hall of Science. Bruce Museum is conveniently located just off I-95 and within walking distance from the Greenwich Metro-North railway station.
In 1858, textile merchant Robert Bruce became the owner of the building that houses the museum named after him, and he ensured he would be the last one. Shortly before his death in 1909 and after a half-century inhabiting the house, he deeded his home to the town of Greenwich, as long as it would become a museum focused on art and science. In 2012, the museum celebrated its centennial year with a special exhibit of recent and promised gifts to the permanent collection.
With a total of 14 art and science exhibitions and more than 15,000 art and science items each year, the Bruce Museum continues to live out Robert Bruce's mission, with a series of permanent and rotating exhibits, as well as a series of lectures and events. Programs offered at the museum include Art Adventures, Family Studio Workshops, and art lectures. A few miles away, at Greenwich Point, its Seaside Center educates visitors about the environment and ecology of Long Island Sound, featuring events such as Science Sundays and animal feedings.
The museum's location near Greenwich Avenue gives visitors ample dining and shopping opportunities as well as an easy walk to Bruce Park.
1 Museum Dr.
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830Get Directions