Science on the Silver Screen Strikes Back!

It’s that time of year again, when we get together to watch scientific movies and learn how much (or little) of what we see on screen matches up with the facts. This is the fourth year of the Bruce Museum’s summer film series, Science on the Silver Screen, and we have all new films and scientific experts to debunk them.

In honor of our current science exhibit, Sharks!, we’ve turned our gaze to the monstrous. Our two summer films (keep an eye out for a winter film series) are A Quiet Place and The Meg. Could megalodons still lurk in the deepest parts of the ocean? Could a predator really hunt using only sound? Come on down to the Bruce and find out!

This summer, join us for movies, snacks, maybe a beer or two, and lots of science. 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!

A Quiet Place

Sunday July 21, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Rated PG-13; 1 hr 31 min

The Meg

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

Rated PG-13; 1 hr 52 min

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.

- Kate Dzikiewicz, Science Curatorial Associate and Seaside Center Manager

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