Cranbrook Institute of Science

39221 Woodward AvenueBloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: (248) 645-3200Website: Visit Website Google Map

Stand beneath a towering T. rex, feel a mastodon's tooth, and hold a real meteorite in your hands. These experiences and more are available to your family at Cranbrook Institute of Science. The Institute is a public, nonprofit, natural history museum that advances scientific knowledge, nurtures curiosity, and encourages learning through hands-on
activities. When visitors walk through our doors, they can experience:

Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars: Travel through time to the height of the Roman Empire that shaped the world as Julius Caesar, mighty Centurions, and fearsome gladiators come to life in Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars, presented by Flagstar Bank. Kids will be enamoured with the hands-on activities, while parents and grandparents will admire the
finely-crafted technology, and the unique opportunity to see and use functional antique Roman technology. Open through July 3, 2018. For more information and ticket prices:

exploreLAB: Dig for dinosaur fossils like a paleontologist at exploreLAB, Michigan's only, museum-based fossil prep lab for young learners. exploreLAB is separated into two family-friendly zones: The Dino Dig, a floor level installation where little kids will love digging for fossils with their own hands, and the Paleo Portal lab where you can handle
400-million-year-old fossils, clean them with professional tools, and even take your own fossil home. Open every Saturday and Sunday. For more information and ticket prices:

Acheson Planetarium: Explore and experience a 360-degree view of the universe in the Institute's state-of-the-art theater by watching one of its featured programs. Current shows include: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, Michigan Sky Tonight, From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA, Young Stargazers Sky Journey, and Pink Floyd β€œDark Side of the Moon".
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Observatory: View the sun through three telescopes and a state-of-the-art dome in the unique space of the Cranbrook observatory. The observatory is open every Friday and Saturday night, and the first Sunday of the month, weather permitting. The observatory is free with general admission. For more information:

Dinos, minerals and more!: Come experience metro Detroit's only display of full-sized dinosaur skeletons, including our Tyrannosaurus rex named Black Beauty. Learn about prehistoric animals, like Heazy the mastodon, and explore the materials that shaped the world we live in. As you travel through the institute you'll witness real meteorites collected
around the globe, more than 100 Native American artifacts, and feats of nature like limestone carved mercilessly by passing glaciers. If you are fascinated by our natural world, Cranbrook Institute of Science will captivate you. For more information: