GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will host its fourth annual Night at the Museum Family Benefit on Friday.
Children are invited in their best pajamas for a night filled with arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, pizza and dessert.
Parents will be able to indulge in passed appetizers and an open wine and beer bar, and are welcome to participate in a silent auction with many unique items.
Local businesses partnering with the museum for the family benefit include Meli Melo, Planet Pizza, The Granola Bar, Little Pub and Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors.
"Night at the Museum is a fun family event that starts in the early evening," said Whitney Lucas Rosenberg, director of development and institutional advancement. "It's delightful to watch children in pajamas exploring the museum's galleries with their families and enjoying food, entertainment, art-related activities and fun. It has been a sold-out event for several years.”
During the event, guests will be able to view the museum's current exhibitions, including "Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections" and "Small Scales: Lands of Enchantment."
"Her Crowd" offers the rare opportunity to see what some of America’s most influential collectors of contemporary art consider beautiful, important and compelling, according to a release from the Bruce Museum.
"Small Scales" explores the works of contemporary fine artists working in minute scales with a focus on the natural world – landscape, seascape and microcosms of the imagination.
Both exhibits are captivating for the old and young alike, the release said.
Proceeds from Night at the Museum will benefit children’s education and scholarship programs at the Bruce Museum.
Ticket prices start at $85 per adult ($95 at the door) and $25 per child over the age of 3 ($35 at the door). Family packages are also available and offer special benefits, such as complimentary Bruce Museum memberships, private tours of exhibitions and local private art collections and a Bruce Museum blanket.
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-at-the-museum-tickets-27710678385.
The event will be from 5-8 p.m.
For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869- 0376 or visit its website at brucemuseum.org.
The museum is at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich.