For Teachers

PLAN YOUR FIELD TRIP

Planning a field trip with Cranbrook Institute of Science is easy. We offer programs at our beautiful Bloomfield Hills museum, at your school or virtually, through videoconferencing.

Download a copy of the 2014-15 Educator Guide.

SUBJECTS

Anthropology & Social Science
Astronomy & Space Science
Bats & Live Animals
Earth Science
Ecosystem/Fluid Earth
Life Science
Physical Science
Seasonal & Entertainment

REGISTRATION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 23, 2014–JUNE 12, 2015
Book online (requires 50% deposit at time of booking)
Book over the phone 8am–4pm, Monday–Friday 248 645.3210


FIELD TRIPS ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT CLASSROOM LEARNING

  • In order to make booking your field trip to Cranbrook Institute of Science as easy as possible, use the handy tear-out planning worksheet for taking notes and exploring options. We’ll gather all the necessary details on the phone.
  • Field trips play an important role for students and educators. A new learning environment provides the opportunity to build team and small group skills and engage students on an intellectual, social and physical level.
  • By integrating classroom learning with physical objects and hands-on experiences, students have an opportunity to better understand curriculum concepts and how they connect to the world around them.

CHAPERONES + ADULT VISITORS

Teacher and chaperone involvement in the visit greatly improves the students’ experience.

  • Cranbrook recommends a ratio of:
    1 chaperone: 3 students for Preschool and Kindergarten
    1 chaperone: 5 students for grades 1-12
  • Additional chaperones (beyond the recommended ratio) are always welcome
  • Due to space limitations, additional chaperones may not be able to attend all programming
  • Chaperones must supervise and stay with their group for the entire visit
  • Please brief your chaperones in advance so they will feel comfortable and know what is expected of them and the students in their charge

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Programs start on the hour and run 45 minutes
  • Due to limited space we are only able to store coats and lunches
  • Food and beverages are only permitted in designated areas

PRICING & PAYMENT POLICIES

Students (includes museum admission)

One program:$11
Two programs:$14
Three programs:$16
Four programs:$17


Premium Programs add $2 per student.
Teachers are FREE!
Additional Chaperones (includes museum admission): $10

ONE Chaperone is admitted Free for every FIVE students in Grades 1 and higher and for every THREE pre K and Kindergarten students.

Due to space limitations additional chaperones may not be able to attend programming. Minimum group visit size is 20 paid attendees. Member Discount does not apply to group visits.


FOR REGISTRATIONS MADE MORE THAN 30 CALENDAR DAYS FROM DATE OF VISIT:

  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% of your total invoice is due 30 calendar days prior to visit.
  • Your reservation will be cancelled if deposit is not received 30 calendar days prior to visit.
  • Notification of cancellation will be provided to your school leader.
  • You are responsible for full payment for the total number of pre-registered attendees, or the number of people who attend on the day of your visit and will be charged the greater amount at time of check in.
  • Changes to number of pre-registered attendees can be made 30 calendar days or more from date of your visit.
  • Due to space limitations, only preregistered attendees can be guaranteed a program.
  • Your account balance is due upon arrival.

  • FOR REGISTRATIONS MADE LESS THAN 30 CALENDAR DAYS FROM DATE OF VISIT:

  • Please contact the scheduling office by phone at 248 645.3210 to complete your registration.
  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% of your total invoice is due at time of registration.
  • You are responsible for full payment for the total number of pre-registered attendees, or the number of people who attend on the day of your visit and will be charged the greater amount at time of check in.
  • Due to space limitations, only pre-registered attendees can be guaranteed a program.
  • Your account balance is due upon arrival.

  • CANCELLATIONS MADE 30 CALENDAR DAYS OR MORE FROM DATE OF VISIT:

  • Reschedule with no additional fees.
  • Your 50% non-refundable deposit will be credited towards a future field trip occurring before June 12, 2015.
  • Remaining prepayment greater than $50 will be refunded by check to the person who completed the reservation.
  • Prepayment less than $50 will be credited to your account.

  • CANCELLATIONS MADE LESS THAN 30 CALENDAR DAYS FROM DATE OF VISIT:

  • Your 50% deposit is forfeited.
  • Any remaining payment will be credited towards a future field trip occurring before June 12, 2015.

  • LUNCH AT THE INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

    BRING YOUR LUNCH

    Lunchrooms are available on a pre-scheduled basis.

    Each child should bring a lunch container identified with the student’s name.

    Food and beverages, including gum, are not permitted in the museum.

    ORDER LUNCH FOR YOUR STUDENTS

    The Institute offers lunch catering for students. Lunches must be pre-ordered at least one week in advance for delivery to the school’s designated lunchroom area at the time of the visit.

    • $5.00 per person
    • Orders require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of order
    • Additional a la carte items are available for an extra charge: chips, cookies, bottled water. Call for group pricing of these items. Specify at time of ordering if anything extra will be purchased.
    • Reflections Cafe accepts cash, credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) and checks (payable to Chartwells).

    PLACE LUNCH ORDERS AND MAKE PAYMENT THROUGH THE CAFÉ DIRECTLY AT 248 645.3201.

    Choose one meal option for your entire group:

    MEAL 1
    Fresh pizza slice
    (cheese or cheese and pepperoni)
    Pretzels
    Cookie
    Applesauce
    Juice Box

    MEAL 2
    Turkey and Cheese or
    Ham and Cheese Sandwich
    Cheese stick or pretzels
    Cookie
    Applesauce
    Juice Box

    Special requests? Food allergies? Ask us! We can accommodate most requests and regularly offer special dietary menus for gluten, nut and other food allergies.

    ONE TEACHER/CHAPERONE EATS FREE WHEN MINIMUM OF 25 ORDERS ARE CONFIRMED