Summer Programming

During the summer months, we continue to offer specific programs both at the Institute and at your venue. Please contact us at 248 645-3210 for more information or click one of the links below.


School Year Programming

Program and scheduling information for the 2019 - 20 school year is forthcoming. Please check back for updates.

Founded by Detroit philanthropists George and Ellen Booth in 1904, Cranbrook’s 319-acre campus is one of the world’s leading centers of education, science and art. Cranbrook Institute of Science is Michigan’s Museum of Natural History. As a natural history and science museum, Cranbrook fosters in its members and visitors a passion for understanding the world around them. Drawing from its vast collection of more than 200,000 objects and artifacts, the Institute offers public programs, exhibits, events and lectures throughout the year. 

It’s easy to plan a field trip to Cranbrook Institute of Science. The Institute of Science offers over 80 field trip programs as well as special and permanent exhibits, planetarium shows, and seasonal events. All programming at the Institute is aligned with the New Michigan K-12 Science Standards and Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) and emphasis is placed on your group’s grade level.

Our registration experts work with you to customize a field trip experience unlike any other. With options such as interacting with hands-on artifacts, a planetarium visit, lunch at the Institute, even a visit to our gift shop, we can help plan a memorable experience for your students.

School trips to Cranbrook offer the chance to meet science professionals active in their fields and the opportunity to interact with a unique, world-class collection of objects and artifacts.