Experience all that Cranbrook Institute of Science has to offer with an exclusive membership

Membership benefits include unlimited free admission, members’ only exhibition previews, and so much more!

The Acheson Planetarium, Observatory, Reflections Café, exploreLAB, and Changing Exhibit Hall are currently closed for the safety of our guests. Members can enjoy the Institute’s many permanent exhibitions during a visit, as well as participate in monthly members-only virtual lectures both through the Institute of Science and Cranbrook Art Museum.

With your support as an Institute of Science member, or through a gift membership, you help to: Create science and natural history exhibitions and educational programs that enrich the lives of children and adults throughout Southeast Michigan and beyond; Provide STEAM education, delivered by Cranbrook Institute of Science educators, to PreK-12 students in underserved communities throughout Michigan; support the Institute’s Service to Others initiatives, both in-person and remotely. Annually, nearly 34,000 students benefit from the Institute’s outreach programs.

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 of the “Give a Gift” links to purchase your gift membership today!

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


NEW! Explore Cranbrook Membership

Visit four, world-class institutions in one location, including:

  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research walking tours (2 dates available, TBD)
  • Cranbrook Institute of Science permanent collections
  • Cranbrook House & Gardens’ regularly scheduled tours

The Explore Cranbrook membership is $110 and offers free, unlimited access to Cranbrook for one-year for you and one guest, and all children under 18 living in your household.

Bonus! You’ll receive exclusive invitations to exhibition openings and subscriptions to electronic newsletters from each of the divisions.

Explore Cranbrook memberships are fully tax deductible, and your membership will pay for itself in as little as two visits.

Please note: The Explore Cranbrook membership does not include member discounts or reciprocal benefits when visiting other organizations.

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                                                                  

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