Click here to help us raise funds for the Seaside Center at Innis Arden Cottage.

The Seaside Center is a beachside museum located in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, about 6 1/2 miles from the main facility in Greenwich. The Seaside Center aims to educate visitors about the ecology of Long Island Sound and environmental issues.

  • Admission is free *
  • Open on the first Sunday of each month, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Dates for the 2015 Summer Season coming soon!
  • Located in the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich , CT. Click here for directions.

These activities are open to visitors during Seaside Center hours with no advanced reservations. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Live animal marine touch tank and aquariums, seashore dioramas, history of Greenwich Point, helpful naturalists and more!
  • Scientific Research: ask how you can help! Find a horseshoe crab with a white tag? Call it in (1-888-LIMULUS)
  • Help us collect data for the Long Island Sound biodiversity database

First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center

Programs in this series focus on an array of topics including the animals and plants of Long Island Sound and current environmental issues. The Bruce Museum is spearheading these collaboratively organized programs with regional organizations that work towards a sustainable future for Long Island Sound and surrounding watershed. Please check the Calendar for individual dates. All First Sunday Science programs are held from 1:30 pm  to 4:00 pm.  


Looking for a volunteer position this summer? High School and College Students, learn about the ecology of the Long Island Sound and share your knowledge with visitors. The Seaside Center is always looking for volunteers throughout the summer months to help coordinate and supervise programming and activities at Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center at Greenwich Point. Students with an interest in environmental education should contact Volunteer Program Manager Mary Ann Lendenmann at 203-413-6746 or


·         Groups of 10 or more require advance reservations.
·         Groups will be charged a fee.

·         To make reservations and discuss programming during the summer, please contact Cynthia Ehlinger, Seaside Center Manager, at 203-413-6756 or

·         To make reservations and discuss programming during the school year, please contact Kathleen Holko, Manager of School and Tour Services, or (203) 413-6741.


There is no admission fee for the Seaside Center. However, from May through October both residents and non-residents need a beach pass to enter Greenwich Point Park, where the Seaside Center is located.

Park Admission:
From the Town of Greenwich website, Greenwich Point Park entry regulations: 

During the period from May 1 through October 31, 2014, prior to 7:00 am and after 5:00 pm, only vehicle permits for residents and vehicle fees for visitors will be required, no per person fees will be charged. A park pass or guest card/ticket and a vehicle permit/parking pass is required between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.


Daily Pass 05-64 yrs $6.00
Daily Child Pass 000-4 yrs FREE (No Pass)
Daily Senior Pass* 65+ yrs FREE
*(Proof of age required)
A maximum of eight of each ticket type per transaction

Daily Parking Pass $25.00
Daily Parking Passes valid at Greenwich Point and Byram only
Daily Park Passes are not available at the Parks or Ferry Dock

Daily Park Pass and Daily Parking must be purchased at either:

Town Hall, Mon.-Fri. 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. May-Oct.

Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. every day May-Oct.

Western Greenwich Civic Center
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sat/Sun and Holidays June-Sept.

Park Pass Information Tel.: 203-861-3169

Only Parking Passes are required before 7:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. No per person Pass

Click here to learn more about the beach pass.