Sunday, September 8, 2019, 12 – 4 pm.
Join us for a Free Day of Family Fun one day before construction starts! This free, public celebration will also give the community the opportunity to learn more about the Bruce Museum’s renovation and expansion plans – and to join the community-wide support of the Campaign for the New Bruce. Visitors will be able to view informational displays about the renovation and expansion project, and Museum leaders and volunteers from across the community will be on hand to describe the transformative impact that the New Bruce will have.
Explore Construction Trucks provided by Eversource, as well as First Responder Vehicles.
Bubble Fun with the “Bubble Bus”, and a live performance by “Songs for Seeds”
Cold-brew coffee courtesy of Rise Brewing Co.
Unique Opportunity to Draw on the Museum Walls! One day before renovation work begins, come express your creativity on our walls
Quiet Hour from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, for children and families with special needs looking for a sensory-friendly experience
Hands-on craft activities
Families with young children will be drawn not only to the construction trucks but also to the hands-on craft activities stationed near the vehicles. Staffed by the Museum’s Educators and volunteers, the activities include:
Truck Sculptures: Children can design their very own truck from paper and then fill it up it with soft materials to create a “puffy truck” sculpture.
Tools of the Trade: With this craft activity, kids can make their own tool belts that they can wear home.
Paint Chip Collages: Pick out your favorite colors to create your own collage out of paint chips.
Design Time: Build like the best artists and engineers with our playful Imagination Playground blocks.
Truck Finders: A hands-on sensory activity for toddlers.
Build a Museum: We’ll set you up with materials so you can build your own New Bruce!