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Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830
203-869-0376
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Greenwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Natural History Museums
Owner description: Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1... more » Owner description: Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. « less
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Free admission because the main hall was being prepared for an exhibition. Still, we had a great time viewing Roz Chast's cartoon collection, Extreme Habitats and the permanent exhibits. My kids loved the dinosaur models and the birds, and especially the tank that had live horseshoe crab and other interesting crustaceans and fish. Hope to come back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to many art museums but not any that combines art exhibits with those of science and history. An aquarium was there as well with a docent explaining the life of horseshoe crabs. Wonderful display of Andrew Wyeth's art as well as textural art by another artist. Connecticut history and artifacts were well displayed. Welcoming staff was there to... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I used to come here every summer when I was a kid so I made a point of visiting when I was back in town. The volunteer (or employee?) running the desk was more interested in whoever was on the phone than in us, so we had to wait while she advised them a good restaurant in town, its address,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Something for everyone! Great sampling of manmade and natural art. The colorful mineral exhibit is worth the visit by itself. Marvelous gift shop.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I grew up going to the Bruce Museum and I have always been a fan of their rocks that glowed under a black-light and hands on Native American exhibit, but my last visit to the Bruce took the cake. It had been over 10 years since my last visit to the Bruce when a friend asked me to come along... More

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed the eclectic mix at this museum. Our favorite exhibit was of the teenage art work. The Beijing-New York exhibit was different.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a lovely little museum just a block from the Delamar hotel. The grounds are lovely, lots of trees, across the street from a park. The contents of the museum are a bit random - impressionism, photo journalism, fossils, nature exhibits, etc. - but I thought that added to the charm. One could sample high-quality, interesting exhibits without getting... More

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There are two exhibits currently at the museum that have more than a fair share of masterpieces. The first exhibit is Tales of Two Cities: New York and Beijing. The works of Joan Snyder and Wei Jia were mesmerizing. The second exhibit is iCreate, which features works by young "undiscovered" artists. Some of these would be valuable additions to any... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I visited the Bruce Museum with my parents. The museum is located a block or two from I-95 and has its own parking lot. This is not a large museum, but it has an interesting mix of exhibits. The permanent galleries house works by Connecticut Impressionists including Hassan and others. The New York/Beijing exhibit will be installed through the summer.... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It may be small, but the collections are impressive. This local museum boasts some very impressive art, as well as very cool natural history displays. I could do without the stuffed animals, which really represents an archaic approach to the environment.

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