Exhibition: Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound

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November 02, 2013 through March 23, 2014

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 1-5pm; closed Mondays.

Bruce Museum

Greenwich

All Ages

$7; $6 students; free for children younger than 5

Event description: Found in estuaries around the world, oysters are a favored delicacy for humans and play a valuable role in ecosystems and economies. These unassuming mollusks have sustained Native Americans, cleaned polluted harbors, provided critical habitat, and created waterside cultures. Explore the science and natural history of oysters, particularly the Long Island Sound's native Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. November 2 - March 23, 2014.

Address: 1 Museum Dr.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: 203-869-0376
Website: brucemuseum.org

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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