Science on the Silver Screen Returns to the Bruce!

Last summer, audiences at the Bruce Museum watched Jaws, Jurassic Park, and The Martian and learned what parts of the movies were science fact, and which were science fiction. This year, we're happy to announce that Science on the Silver Screen is returning for a second time.

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!

This year's Science on the Silver Screen will have the same great format with all new movies and experts. Our films are: Arrival, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Inception, and Alien. 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.

There won't be any dry presentations. This is an interactive conversation driven by you!


Sunday May 14, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

A.I. Artificial Intelligence:

Sunday June 18, 1:30 - 4:30 PM


Sunday July 23, 1:30 - 4:30 PM


Sunday August 20, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

What's even better than a movie, some science, and some snacks? It's all entirely free with museum admission. However, pre-registration is required. If you'd like to join us, please contact me at or by phone at (203) 413-6747.

What earthly animal is most like the xenomorph from Alien? You'll have to come to find out!

- Kate Dzikiewicz, Paul Griswold Howes Fellow