Welcome Back

We’re thrilled to see you again! The Institute of Science will reopen our doors to members on July 15, 2020 and the general public beginning July 21, 2020. All guests will receive FREE general admission July 21-26. Reservations must be requested online before visiting (link below). Tickets will be purchased upon arrival.

We will be taking reservations Tuesday – Sunday for the following times:

  • Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm; 12:30 - 2:30pm; and 3:00 - 5:00pm 
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00pm; 12:30 - 2:30pm; 3:00 - 5:00pm; and 6:00 - 9:00pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 - 2:00pm and 2:30 - 5:00pm

The Acheson Planetarium, exploreLAB, Cranbrook Observatory, Discovery Center, Erb Science Family Garden, and Reflections cafe will remain closed upon the initial reopening phase, and will reopen when it is deemed safe with social distancing guidelines and sanitizing procedures in place. Stay tuned for updates.

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.

Click the "Register NOW" link above to begin your exploration.

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