Science on the Silver Screen Reaches Year Three!

It's finally here... the third year of the Bruce Museum's summer film series, Science on the Silver Screen!

Last year, we met with linguists, entomologists, neuroscientists, and machine learning specialists as we watched Artificial Intelligence, Alien, Arrival, and Inception. This year, we're happy to announce an all new season of scientific movies with all new scientists to pick them apart.

Have you ever been curious about whether an animal could really ever grow to the size of Godzilla, or if tornadoes could pick up mooing cows and fling them around? If so, now's your big chance! Come and join us this summer for movies, snacks, maybe a beer or two, and lots of science.

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.

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

Godzilla (2014)

Sunday June 10, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

San Andreas

Sunday July 22, 1:30 - 4:30 PM


Sunday August 26, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

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

What would really happen if a series of massive earthquakes hit California? You'll have to come and find out!
- Kate Dzikiewicz, Paul Griswold Howes Fellow

Want to read about some of our previous Science on the Silver Screen events? Check out our Storage Two reports on the events: