Partial Solar Eclipse

Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 11:00am to 2:30pm

Don’t miss your chance to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse!

You’re invited to experience this unique celestial event alongside the Institute's astronomers and Warren Astronomical Society members. On October 14, beginning at 11:46am and ending at 2:25pm, approximately 46% of the Sun will be covered by the Noon during the partial eclipse peak for skygazers in Michigan. After viewing, you can explore the science behind solar eclipses at our Acheson Planetarium program, Michigan Sky Tonight.

During your visit, don’t forget to check out our newest traveling exhibit, Galileo Scientist, Astronomer, Visionary, otherwise known as the “father” of observational astronomy! Tickets to Galileo and the planetarium shows are available for purchase at the front desk upon arrival.

Please note this reservation holds your spot. Applicable admission/additional experience fees will be collected upon arrival. Walk-ins are welcome! Please note that due to capacity limits, entrance is not guaranteed.

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Halloween Science 2023

October 21 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
October 22 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

You’re invited to our annual fan-favorite, Halloween Science, at Cranbrook Institute of Science!

Join us in costume for this interactive experience that the entire family will enjoy.

Experience includes:

  • Pumpkin launching with our three-ton trebuchet
  • Spooky selfie station
  • Creepy critters
  • Halloween themed hands-on activities
  • Electrifying stage shows
  • And so much more!

Activities are FREE with the purchase of general museum admission. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome, but due to limited capacity entrance is not guaranteed.

Don’t forget to check out our newest traveling exhibit, Galileo: Scientist, Astronomer, Visionary, or catch a show in the Acheson Planetarium! Tickets to Galileo and the planetarium are available for purchase at the front desk upon arrival. .