October 21, 6:30 - 9:00pm
October 22, 5:30 - 8:00pm
October 23, 1:30 - 4:00pm
Halloween Science is the Institute’s most popular annual event. Join for one of three sessions as we investigate the science behind the spooky through demonstrations, interactive activities, and more. Each session features all ages, not-too-scary experiences, and attendees are encouraged to don their costumes for this event.
Halloween Science tickets for pre-registered attendees:
$10 for Members $15 for the general public
Pre-registration closes at 5pm on October 19.
Only pre-registered guests are guaranteed a goody bag. Walk-up tickets are an additional $3 each at the start of the event and availability is not guaranteed.
Shop the Science Shop during Halloween season for ghoulish gifts like Melting Zombies, Glow in the Dark Zombies, tasty Cricket Suckers and flavorful Crickettes! Kids of all ages can pick a prize from the Halloween Grab Bag with any Science Shop Purchase. (While supplies last.)
Gobble Up Science!
November 23, 25 & 26
1 - 4pm
Prepare to feast on a smorgasbord of science! Learn how alligators and sharks hunt in low visibility, examine fossilized dung and discover where it's found and what can be gleaned from it, make a cast of a variety of shark teeth that you can take home, design and build a boat to see if you can keep your crew out of the shark infested waters below, and much more!
World of Predators
Visit the institute during the holiday season and experience the greatest predators of all time. For a start how about the prehistoric terror of the oceans the 60’ shark Megalodon – stand next to its jaws and hold an actual tooth. Then experience the most terrifying pair of giant land predators ever, T. rex and its Asian cousin Tarbosaurus. You’ll also encounter the sabre tooth cat, Smilodon and the ferocious hell pig Archaeotherium. This and much more awaits you in our World of Predators event.
February 12, 2017
1 - 4pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science is celebrating Charles Darwin’s Birthday! This event features a variety of hands-on activities centered around Darwin’s work. Be a biologist and classify species by their physical characteristics, see how the predator/prey relationship creates an evolutionary arms race with each trying to one-up the other, and learn how genes influence the lives of creatures large and small. Institute geologist and paleontologist John Zawiskie discusses Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection and how subsequent fossil record research has altered modern views on extinction and diversification. As icing on the birthday cake, the Institute will also have on display its rare first edition On the Origin of Species. Join us for this unique glimpse into the life of Darwin! Darwin’s Birthday events are free with Museum admission.
Spring Into Science
April 3 - 7, 2017
1 - 4pm
April is the month that we celebrate the Earth and all the resources that help us in our everyday lives. Join us daily April 3-17 from 1 to 4pm to learn about our natural world and how we can help protect Mother Earth. Recycled Arts and Crafts, live insects and more!