COVID-19 Reopening Update

We are so grateful for this community. The response we’ve received from all of you as we announced our reopening day has been incredible.

Thank you for your interest in registering for our upcoming May Free First Friday. Due to the popularity of this event, all time slots for Friday, May 7, 2021 are SOLD OUT.

We are open and accepting reservations for Wednesday – Sunday visits. Please note, walkup registration is not guaranteed. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to the Institute of Science, and we appreciate your cooperation with the following:

  • All guests aged three and older are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit. 
  • Children aged 2 and younger are not required to wear a face covering however, we ask that they remain in a stroller or carrier if without a mask.
  • Guests should maintain six feet of social distance between themselves and other guests, whenever possible.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at the museum entrance and high-contact areas.
  • The Acheson Planetarium, Observatory, Reflections Café, exploreLAB, Woodlands Den, Changing Exhibit Hall, and a few hands-on exhibit components are currently closed for the safety of our guests.

Learn about the natural world around you!

Discover the wonder of the natural world and develop a better understanding of the ways in which science impacts our lives each day at Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Interactive exhibits, a world-class collection of objects and artifacts, special events, a planetarium and observatory, lecture and educational programs and changing exhibitions offer something for every member of the family. Stand beneath a T.rex, feel a mastodon’s fur, or touch a meteorite.

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