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Dinosaurs - The Lost World

Dinosaurs - The Lost World Brings the Cretaceous to Cranbrook!

Summer roars into Cranbrook Institute of Science when the Dinosaurs - The Lost World opens to the public on July 12. Taking the visitor back to the Late Cretaceous Period between 90 and 66 million years ago, The Lost World includes more than 60 life-sized mounts of research quality casts and real skeletons, five types of fossil eggs, skin impressions, plants, and invertebrates displayed in three galleries covering over 6,000 square feet.

Local wildlife expert wins State and National Awards

April 2, 2013 - Bloomfield Hills, MI – Local wildlife expert, Rob Mies, recently was honored for his outstanding partnership with the Wildlife Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the winner of the United States Forest Service Wings Across the Americas Bat Conservation Award.

Cranbrook Institute of Science and Detroit Public Schools Advance Science Learning in DPS through Bosch Grant

Cranbrook Institute of Science and Detroit Public Schools Advance Science Learning in DPS through Bosch Grant

Bosch Community Fund presents a $150,000 grant in support of the partnership to offer students, families and faculty in-depth, hands-on exposure to science and technology. Nearly 160 DPS students and 20 parents visit the Bat Zone to see live bats and view an exhibit showcasing hatching baby salmon.

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

The story of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 is an integral part of our current exhibit Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss.  Make sure you check it out before it heads to the Port Huron Museum!

Michigan Boys Unearth 13,000-year-old Mastodon Bone in Backyard Dig

Eric Stamatin’s expeditions into his family’s wooded suburban Detroit backyard have yielded plenty of interesting finds, but none to rival the 13,000-year-old artifact he and his cousin dug up last summer.

Eric and cousin Andrew Gainariu, who are both 11, were building a dam in the creek that flows through the yard when Eric saw a strange-looking rock sticking up from the ground. At least, he thought it was a rock.

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