Tickets and Pricing

Museum Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: Noon to 4pm

Reflections Cafe

Monday – Friday: 7:45am to 3pm
Saturday: 11am to 3pm
Sunday: Noon to 3pm

Summer and Event Hours

In addition to the times above, the Café is open Mondays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and during school breaks, 7:45 to 3pm.
The Cafe is open the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8pm, and during special events as announced.

Closed Mondays, except where noted, Labor Day-Memorial Day, New Year's Eve and Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day - September 15, October 18th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day.
Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month (except January 1) through June 2016.

Admission until 5pm

  • Adults: $13.00
  • Children (ages 2-12): $9.50
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $9.50
  • Children under 2 years: Free
  • Members: Free

Friday/Saturday Evening Admission 5 - 10pm

  • Adults: $6.50
  • Children (ages 2-12): $5.50
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $5.50
  • Children under 2 years: Free
  • Members: Free

Planetarium Tickets

  • General Fee: $5 per program plus museum admission
  • CIS Members: $4 per program
  • Children under 2 years: $1 per program


The observatory is free with museum admission and is open every Friday/Saturday from 8:30 - 10pm during daylight savings and 7:30 - 10pm during standard time. It is also open the first Sunday of the month from 1 - 4pm for safe viewing of the sun. Observatory hours are subject to change based upon the current or expected weather conditions. For specific information about observatory hours, please call ahead at 248 645.3200, and press 0.

Bat Zone Tour Tickets

  • General Fee: $5 per tour plus museum admission
  • CIS & OBC Members: $4 per tour (OBC members pay museum admission)
  • Children under 2 years: $1 per tour
  • The Bat Zone offers Friday Night Bat Walks at 9pm in June and July and 8:45pm in August - ticket pricing same as above.

If you have a group of 20 or more people, please call 248 645.3210 or email to inquire about discounted admission rates.