The Seaside Center at the Bruce Museum https://brucemuseum.org is opening this weekend, June 22 amid the great fanfare of an all afternoon celebration called Experience the Sound organized by the Greenwich Shellfish Commission. Festivities will kick off at the Seaside Center at 1 p.m. and will end at 4 p.m. Activities will take place on the grounds of the Innis Arden Cottage and the Old Greenwich Yacht Club's docks at Greenwich Point.
Activities such as "touch a boat" allows visitors to board real working clam and oyster boats moored at the docks. Seafood lovers are in for a real treat because there is a free raw bar that is featuring local ocean treasures from Atlantic Clam Farms, Bloom Brothers and Hemlock Oysters. A guided historical cycling tour is planned as well as the opportunity to learn about sailing, crew, scuba, fishing and clamming.
Another highlight of the event will be the opportunity to visit Soundwaters, a wooden three masted schooner that will offer a series of educational touch tanks.
This event helps to inform people about the diverse marine wildlife living in Long Island Sound and how people can make sustainable choices to help protect Long Island Sound.
There will be a free shuttle to take people from the Old Greenwich Yacht Club to Innis Arden Cottage so all the exhibits and activities can be viewed. There is no need for a parking pass, visitors just tell the guard at the gatehouse that you are here for "Experience the Sound & Beyond."
Seaside Center will be open for the 2014 season on Tuesdays- Sundays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through September 1 and will be offering a series of first Sunday science programs from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.