For information regarding school year visits, please call 248-645-3210 or email

Summer Programs are offered Wednesday - Friday, July 6 – August 26, 2022 at the following times:

Pricing based on a minimum of 20 paying attendees and includes museum admission, this summer’s exhibit Treasures!, and programs as applicable.


Museum Visit Only $14
One program  $16
Two programs $18
Chaperones $14 

ONE Chaperone is admitted Free for every FIVE students. 

Due to space limitations additional chaperones may not be able to attend programming.

No lunch spaces are available this summer. With 1 program, we recommend visits no longer than 3 hours in length.

Summer Group Programs

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Grades pre K-3

Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the Sun, Moon, and stars. They learn about the Big Dipper and the North Star, and take an imaginary trip to the Moon where they learn that it is a very different place than the Earth. They return to Earth to celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Grades K-4

What is the secret of the cardboard rocket? Two young adventurers turn an old cardboard box into a rocket and blast off on an awesome adventure to the most amazing places in the solar system! Join them as they visit the planets to learn what makes each one unique and what makes Earth such a special place to live.

All Ages

Riders will dip toward molten pools on Io, dodge flying particles in the rings of Uranus, hold on tight through a loop-the-loop in the canyons of Mars and more. Nine different "rides" are set to popular music in an immersive experience unlike any other and is suitable for all ages.

Live Sky Tour
Grades 2-12

Find the Big Dipper, North Star, planets, constellations, and more in the current sky. Travel from the city to the country to see the magic of the night sky unfold before your eyes!

Ready to register? Please submit a Summer Request a Date Form.

Please note submission does not guarantee programming. Upon receipt, our team will review the Institute's calendar and send a quote within 3 business days.

Questions? Reach us at 248-645-3210 or

We look forward to serving your group!