Over the course of a year, Cranbrook Institute of Science hosts, partakes in, or sponsors an eclectic array of programs and events.

There are seasonal events that are centered around holidays or special event days like Halloween and Thanksgiving as well as our regular slate of inspiring and educational planetarium programs. Cranbrook Institute of Science also has great programs and opportunities for Scouts and for those interested in an educational and fun summer camp experience.

If you have young children, you might also be interested in the Family Discovery Center. And don't forget our thought-provoking lectures and wonderful members-only events!

Special Events

Keep learning alive through special programs, lectures and events and help us generate the enthusiasm for learning about the natural world that will produce the scientists of tomorrow!

Acheson Planetarium

Public Planetarium Programs

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Scouting at Cranbrook


Fossils & Dinosaurs

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At Your School or On Screen

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Seasonal & Special Events

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Cranbrook's Family Discovery Center
Speaker Bureau

Ever wonder why the sky is blue? Curious about the dinosaurs and their mysterious last days? Intrigued by the rock or mineral you found in your backyard? Then take advantage of the Institute's Speaker's Bureau program. Our staff scientists and educators will bring the wonders of the natural world to your group or classroom. Prices and availability vary.