The Bruce Museum is featured in 1000 Things to See Before You Die: USA Edition. It's well known for Connecticut's Art Trail. I visited on a Tuesday when admission was FREE. When you enter you can continue straight ahead to the art area or head right for the science exhibits.
The art exhibits I saw were paintings of sailboats and then another larger area with religious paintings.
The right wing held the science area that had neon rocks, fish/pond life, and dinosaur bones (but not very big).
Overall, I really liked it because it's not too daunting and didn't take all day like some of the other museums in the area. The people here were friendly and I think it'd be fun for both adults and kids.
There is a museum gift shop but I didn't find anything of interest. It reminded me of the local Hallmark store....Nothing extremely original.
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Last admission 4:30 pm
Closed Monday and major holidays
Museum Store Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm Sunday 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Closed Monday and major holidays
Students (5-22 w/ valid ID) $6.00
Seniors (65 & up) $6.00
Museum members and
children under 5 Free
Free individual admission on Tuesday.Related to:
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St. Paddy's Parade
Every year Greenwich has a St. Patrick's Day Parade (for some reason it's always after the holiday, it was held on March 22nd). Liz and I decided to meet up with some of her friends to hang out and watch the parade down Greenwich Avenue. It was my first time at the parade. The parade is definitely more genteel than NYC with only a few drunken people walking down the parade route. Other than that the parade watchers are very calm and don't even require barriers on the side walks.
The parade had some marching bands from local organizations and schools as well as marchers from the boy scouts, bagpipers, police, fire department, girl scounts, Knights of Columbus and some local Greenwich businesses.
We had fun hanging out and watching the parade with some beer for me and some Hagen Daz ice cream as a treat. We had some fun moments when baby Jack wanted the beer cup and not his pacifer...an true Irish Baby...lol.
Greenwich, CT walks, bikes + dogs
I have resided in Greenwich my entire life. I probably know more about the area than just about anybody, so if you need info regarding the area, then feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For hiking, dog walking, and Mountain biking, I recommend the following areas:
Putnam Cemetery located off of Parsonage Road is one of America’s most beautiful Cemeteries. Here there are extensive varieties of exotic trees and shrubs. Spring and autumn is the time you will see fabulous colors here. President Bush’s Grandparents are located here. Interesting monuments abound, and many famous residents are buried here including Martha Moxly.
Montgomery Pinetum located off of Bible Street offers solitude in a park laden with evergreen trees collected from around the world. During winter this is the Greenest area around. There is a large trail system affording dogs, hikers, and mountain bikers relief from the suburban sprawl. This park is less known than others, which makes it pleasant. The trail starts just after you enter the park behind the green chain on the road before the parking area. It goes down a hill where you will notice trails on all sides. The main trail to the left will lead you to a large pond with abandoned mansions. The trail on the right will take you near a stable with a beautiful hoarse. The hoarse lives on a private residence, but the trail is public. If you walk the paved trail to the end, at the small but beautiful pond is a trail system on the left side of the pond. This trail meets a small road, which you directly cross over to continue on into the nature preserve that teems with wildlife. Here are some very challenging trails for the avid Mountain Biker. Hardly anyone uses these trails. Also at the Montgomery Pinetum is a Greenhouse with a Garden Education center open to the public.
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Regards, Monte PetersenRelated to:
- Hiking and Walking
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