The reviews are in. This year’s Hour of Code roll out is a success!Read More
It's finally here... the third year of the Bruce Museum's summer film series, Science on the Silver Screen! This year's films are: Godzilla (2014), San Andreas, and Twister. For each of these films, we've invited an expert in a related scientific field to introduce the film and watch with you. Afterward, the expert will answer any questions you might have about the science (or lack thereof) shown in the movie.
Read more to find out when they are and how to attend!Read More
For the past several Februaries, the Bruce Museum has gone out to Greenwich Town Hall to decorate a display case for a month or two. With the weather barely above freezing and the chill winds blowing, it was time to make our journey out to Town Hall once more.Read More
On November 5, the Bruce Museum will be showing the documentary film A Plastic Ocean at its Seaside Center. At our current rate of plastic dumping, by 2050 we will have more plastic in the ocean than fish. The more we learn about the amount and effects of plastic in the ocean, the more serious the situation appears.Read More
In July, Dr. Hoplight came to the Bruce Museum to lead a discussion on the movie Inception. As it turned out, not only was Dr. Hoplight well versed on the science of Inception, he is an adept practitioner of inception as well. How do you perform inception? It's a lot more easily than you'd think.Read More
Our expert for Alien in our Science on the Silver Screen film series was Dr. Matt Frye. Dr. Frye is an entomologist, a scientist who studies insects. The alien xenomorphs might be from another planet, but they have a very insect-like lifecycle and many insect-like body features as well. They are also something else that Dr. Frye has experience with: Parasitoids. This article is adapted from his presentation, and discusses the biology of the deadly xenomorph alien.Read More
Tsidiiyazhi abini, a fossil bird newly described by the Bruce Museum’s science curator, Dr. Daniel Ksepka, may be only the size of a house sparrow, but it’s making big news. The paper was published a day ago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and has since spread everywhere from local Greenwich papers to the BBC.Read More
Have you ever wanted to know how close we are to being overrun by intelligent machines? Or maybe you've woken up in the dead of night, wondering if someone could weaponize your dreams against you to plant ideas into your subconscious?
If so, wonder no more. Come and join us this summer for movies, snacks, and maybe a beer or two!Read More