Field trips to Cranbrook Institute of Science offer your Scouts the chance to work with museum professionals and the opportunity to interact with a unique collection of objects and artifacts. Our experts work with your group to coach Scouts through a variety of science topics using interactive workshops and hands-on activities that leave them with a heightened understanding of the natural world and a curiosity to learn more about the wonder of science.

Cranbrook Institute of Science is Michigan’s premier museum of natural history fostering in its audiences a passion for understanding the world around them and a lifelong love of learning.

Programs include:

Boy Scouts

Cub Scouts
Webelos
Boy Scouts
Tiger
Adventures in Science Archaeology
Sky is the Limit Earth Rocks! Astronomy
Wolf
Engineer Chemistry
Air of the Wolf Into the Woods Electricity
Finding Your Way Walkabout Environmental Science
Bear
  Fish and Wildlife Mgmt.
Forensics   Geology
Make It Move   Indian Lore
Super Science   Plant Science
    Soil & Water Conservation
    Space Exploration
    Sustainability
    Weather

Girl Scouts

Daisy
Brownies
Juniors
User Resources Wisely
Bugs Flowers
  Hiker Jeweler
 
Home Scientist  
  Potter  
  Senses  
 
Water  

Overnight Programs

All Scout
Junior/Cadette
Astronomy
CSI
Science  
Customized Workshops
 

Programs are offered October 2017 through May 2018. Advance registration is required.

Planning your Scouting at Cranbrook Experience
Multiple workshops are often available on the same day. Sign up for more than one workshop on the same day and receive discounted pricing. Saturday workshop attendees should bring a clearly labeled lunch or visit our Reflections Café (open 11 am-3pm Saturdays).

  • TWO Scout Leaders are admitted FREE for every ten Scouts from the same Pack/Troop registered
  • Minimum workshop size is 10 Scouts
  • ONE chaperone is admitted FREE for every additional FIVE Scouts from the same Pack/Troop registered
  • Additional chaperones/adults are $10 each (includes museum admission)
  • Additional chaperones/adults are only charged once for same-day multiple workshops
  • Additional Overnight program chaperones/adults are $50 (includes museum admission)
  • Due to space limitations, additional chaperones/adults may not be able to participate in programming
  • Advance registration is required and closes 10 days prior to event
  • Late registration may be available by contacting the Scheduling Office at 248 645-3210
  • Late registration incurs an additional $2 per scout fee ($5 per scout for overnights)
  • Walk-ins are not accepted
  • Member discount and free passes do not apply to workshops
  • Workshop fees include the cost of general admission. Scouts are encouraged to come early, or stay late, to visit the Institute during regular museum hours.
  • Cranbrook patches are a fun and colorful way remember your visit to the Institute of Science. Patches can be ordered when you register for $3/per patch.

For registrations totaling less than $50, please complete your booking by contacting our Scheduling Office at 248 645.3210.

Cancellation Policy
No refunds given. Workshop credit will be issued for cancellations made 21 days or more prior to the start of the workshop, without a fee. Cancellations made between 21 days and one hour prior to start of the workshop will be charged a $5 rescheduling fee per scout. No rescheduling for no-shows or cancellations within one hour prior to the start of the workshop. Please contact our Scheduling Office at 248 645.3210 for changes to your registration. All credits must be used within the current scouting season (May 2018).


Available October through May.
Advance registration is required.
Call 248 645.3210 or

The 2017-2018 Scout workshop schedule will be posted in June with registration beginning mid-July.