Welcome to Cranbrook Institute of Science!

Pre-registration is no longer required to visit the Institute of Science. However, you will still need to pre-register for Free First Friday. We are currently open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to the Institute of Science, we appreciate your cooperation with the following:

  • Face coverings are required for anyone aged threeand older who are not fully vaccinated for the duration of their visit.
  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged, however, not required for anyone fully vaccinated.
  • We encourage children under age three, who are not wearing a face covering, remain in a stroller or carrier for the duration of their visit.
  • We encourage guests to be respectful of the other people around them, and be mindful of each other’s space.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at the museum entrance and high-contact areas.

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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