Bruce Museum to Kick Off Construction

On Sunday, Sept. 8, from 12 to 4 p.m., the Bruce Museum is offering free to the community, ConsTRUCKS, a day of show and tell and art expression about its transformative new renovation and construction project. Featuring construction trucks and other vehicles for kids to explore, an array of children’s crafts and other hands-on craft activities, a visit by the “Bubble Bus,” a live performance by the popular children’s band, Songs for Seeds, food and ice cream trucks, and more.

Attendees are invited to draw on Museum gallery walls before renovation work begins. Sketch a picture, write the Museum a note, and express yourself on the Museum’s walls. View informational displays about the renovation and expansion project, with Museum leaders and volunteers from across the community on hand to describe the transformative impact that the New Bruce will have.

Children’s activities, staffed by the Museum’s educators and volunteers, will include Truck Sculptures: children aged two to 10 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: kids can make their own tool belts to 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 playful Imagination Playground blocks; Truck Finders: a hands-on sensory activity for toddlers; Build a Museum: build your own New Bruce!

For details about Bruce ConsTRUCKS, including a schedule of the day’s activities, visit or call 203-869-0376.

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