May 12, 2012 through September 02, 2012
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm.
$7; $6 ages 5-22; free children younger than 5
This exhibition compares the ancient and modern Olympiads through objects, art, science and technology and follows the sports that have endured since antiquity ? footraces, wrestling, boxing, and the ancient pentathlon events of long jump, javelin, discus, sprints, and wrestling. A custom-built six-foot mini-diorama recreates one of the earliest Greek stadiums with 1,200 miniature participants. The exhibit is complemented by the interactive exhibition "The Games: The Science of Sport." On view May 12 through September 2.
Address: 1 Museum Dr.
Greenwich, CT 06830
About Bruce Museum
The Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives.
The museum was originally built as a private home in 1853. Robert Moffat Bruce (1822-1909), a wealthy textile merchant and member of the New York Cotton Exchange, bought the house and property in 1858 and deeded them to the Town on Greenwich in 1908.
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