Customized Workshops

Badge on Your Own
Does your group want to visit the museum on its own? Do you ever wonder if any of the exhibits at the Institute might help Scouts fulfill a specific badge requirement? This self- guided program allows you to earn a badge while exploring the Institute of Science! Our staff has developed activities for a variety of programs to guide Scouts through the museum. Additionally, take-home activities are provided to complete badge requirements. Program fees include the cost of general admission and activities.

  • Wolf – American Indian Lore
  • Bear – American Indian Life

Fee: $15 per Scout

Astronomy Programs
For a truly unique experience, we can bring stargazing to your Troop or Pack with our STARLAB portable planetarium. During each session, our educator will give tours of the current sky using the STARLAB’s star projector, which features bright stars, constellations, planets and the moon. This program requires a 22 x 22 foot floor space with minimum of 10 feet of ceiling height. Minimum 25 Scouts at $15 per Scout or sibling.

Give your troop the ultimate experience with a private screening of the program of your choice in Cranbrook’s planetarium. The planetarium is available for rental every Saturday and Sunday at 10 and 10:45 am. Planetarium shows are approximately 40 minutes in length. Planetarium rental fee is $350 for up to 75 people per session and includes general admission to the Institute.

Custom Scout Workshops
Cranbrook can help your Pack or Troop discover more about science with a customized program held either at the museum or at one of the local Council camps. During a 2 hour workshop, Scouts will work through a variety of hand-on activities developed around your requests. From dinosaurs to electricity contact us to create a workshop that fits your needs!

Cancellation Policy

Workshop credit will be issued for cancellations made 21 days or more prior to the start of the workshop, without a fee. Cancellations made between 21 days and one hour prior to start of the workshop will be charged a $1 per scout fee. No refunds given for no shows and cancellation within one hour prior to the start of the workshop. Please contact the Scheduling Office at 248. 645.3210.

Available October through May.
A minimum four week advanced registration is required.
Please phone 248.645.3210 to schedule a custom workshop.