To our valued Members:

First and foremost, we hope you are safe and healthy during these uncertain times, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Institute once we reopen.

We are writing to address the status of your membership, and to assure you that Cranbrook Institute of Science is taking steps to ensure your membership continues to be a meaningful investment of your time and dollars.

Our temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic means that you, our members, are experiencing an interruption to your usual visits to our museum. We want to reassure you that once our doors are open, Cranbrook Institute of Science will be extending expiration dates on memberships.

For example, if your membership expired March 31, don’t worry – your membership will automatically be extended! We will be in touch as soon as we’re open to let you know your new expiration date.

Plus, you will not need a new membership card. Instead, we will honor your membership extension at the front desk during your next visit.

For those of you looking forward to utilizing the Association of Science and Technology Centers reciprocal benefits at other museums, our membership department can reprint any cards as needed for those of you traveling out of town. Once we have reopened to the public, please contact our membership team at 248.645.3245 if you need a new card.

Additionally, many of you will receive automatic email renewal reminders in the coming weeks. We encourage those that can, to renew your membership now. You will still receive an extension on your membership if you renew before our doors reopen. This applies to those of you who very recently renewed too.

As many of you are aware, the Institute is now offering a slate of digital content on our website and across our social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. We invite you to tune in each week and experience astronomy, dinosaurs, bugs and insects, water conservation, and more with your family.

Thank you for your support and patronage, and we hope you and your families are safe and healthy during these difficult times.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your friends at Cranbrook Institute of Science


Become a Member and Experience all that Cranbrook Institute of Science has to offer.

Institute members experience the best the museum has to offer. Membership privileges include unlimited free admission, members’ only exhibition previews, valuable discounts in our gift shop and café, and much more.

Your support as an Institute member, or through a gift membership, helps us create science and natural history exhibitions and educational programs that enrich the lives of children and adults throughout Southeast Michigan and beyond.

All Membership levels include the following privileges:
FREE
Admission to all permanent exhibits
Subscription to ScienceScope Newsletter and E-newsletter
EXCLUSIVE
Invitations to Members’ Only events
Access to hundreds of ASTC museums
DISCOUNTS ON
Admission to the Changing Exhibit Hall
Gift Membership purchases
ScienceShop purchases
Reflections Cafe' purchases
Acheson Planetarium tickets
Additional guest tickets
Camps, lectures, birthday parties, special events, and more!

Enhanced Membership Levels

Back Stage - $350
  • A rare, private tour of our Collections Vault
  • VIP Parking
  • Full Membership privileges for 2 adults living in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18 yrs old PLUS 2 guests per visit
  • Unlimited free admission to the Changing Hall Exhibit Unlimited free admission to planetarium programs**
  • Unlimited free admission to Cranbrook Art Museum and House & Gardens
  • 4 General admission passes and 4 planetarium tickets for your guests
All Access - $250
  • Full Membership privileges for 2 adults living in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18 yrs old PLUS 2 guests per visit
  • Unlimited free admission to the Changing Hall Exhibit
  • Unlimited free admission to planetarium programs**
  • Unlimited free admission to Cranbrook Art Museum and House & Gardens
  • 2 General admission passes and 2 planetarium tickets for your guests
Galactic - $155
  • Full Membership privileges for 2 adults living in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18 yrs old PLUS 2 guests per visit
  • Unlimited free admission to the Changing Hall Exhibit
  • Unlimited free admission to planetarium programs**
  • 2 General admission passes

*Purchase an Enhanced Membership to receive FREE access to the Changing Exhibit Hall!
**Planetarium showings based on availability, no advanced reservations accepted
***Membership does not include group visits/field trips

Standard Membership Levels

Friends Membership - $95

Full Membership privileges for 2 adults living in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18 yrs old PLUS 2 guests per visit

Family Membership - $75

Full Membership privileges for two adults living in the same household and their children under 18 years old

Grandparent Membership - $65

Full Membership privileges for two adults living in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18 years old

Individual Membership - $60

Full Membership privileges for one adult PLUS one guest per visit to the Institute

Senior Membership - $55

Full Membership privileges for one adult PLUS one guest per visit                                                                  


Give the Gift of Science!

Take the guesswork out of gift giving with a Membership to Cranbrook Institute of Science! Members save 10% on every Gift Membership purchased. Call our membership department at 248 645.3245, visit our Front Desk, or use one of the "Give a Gift" links to purchase your Gift Membership today!