Free Admission “After Hours: at the Bruce: Take a Selfie with a Black Bear on Thursday

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Here’s a cool free event at the Bruce Museum. On Thursday, March 5 the museum will offer evening hours and free admission in the spirit of giving back.

The museum galleries will be open and there will be a variety of activities – including a chance to take a “selfie” with an American Black Bear – with free admission from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Museum normally closes at 5.

“After Hours is a program inspired by the spirit of philanthropy,” said Peter C. Sutton, Executive Director of the Bruce Museum. “We cannot exist without the generous support of the community. Since March 5 is Fairfield County Giving Day, like most other local non-profits, we will be asking for the community’s support. We wanted to also give back to the community, and make accessible the treasure that is the Bruce.”

In addition to free admission and open galleries, the Museum will be offering special tours and other activities designed for families and accessible to all. Several experts will be on hand and available for discussion and questions, including Executive Director Peter Sutton; Jack A. Somer, the owner and collector of the antique maps currently on display in the Museum’s Lecture Gallery; Tara Contractor, the Museum’s Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow and an expert on the Hohenbuchau Collection paintings currently on view; and Daniel Ksepka, the Museum’s Curator of Science. Special marine tank animal feedings will be held, and visitors will have an opportunity to take a “selfie” with an imposing figure, the Museum’s specimen of an American Black Bear.

The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science is located at 1 Museum Drive.