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.

Free First Friday

Courtesy of MASCO, admission to the Institute of Science is free the Friday of each month. If you're arriving 10am - 5pm, walk-ups are welcome. After 5pm, pre-registration is required. Join us for a free evening of science fun! The Café and Observatory are open.

Free Third Thursday

Courtesy of the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, the Institute of Science and Cranbrook Art Museum are teaming up for FREE Third Thursday! Visitors can receive free admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science from 5:00 – 8:00pm AND Cranbrook Art Museum from 11:00am - 8:00pm.

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