Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a one-year individual membership (a $60 value)
- $32 for a one-year family/dual membership (a $65 value)
- $125 for a one-year patron membership (a $250 value)
Benefits include free museum admission, free admission to outdoor festivals, a 10% discount on museum-store purchases, and free admission to several other area museums. Members also receive early notice of exhibit openings and other events, as well as invitations to those events; a reduced rate for programs; access to members-only programs; and a monthly e-newsletter subscription. The family membership covers two adults and their related children 18 and under, and the patron membership adds invitations to four members-only exhibition-opening events, plus two guest passes.
Patron-level members also receive reciprocal membership at more than 30 other participating museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Reciprocal members receive free admission during museum hours, but membership admission for special exhibitions is determined by each museum, and not guaranteed. Click here to see a full list of participating museums.
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.