General Information

Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michigan's Museum of Natural History, is part of the world-renowned Cranbrook Educational Community at 39221 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm, and Sunday noon to 4pm.

Admission is $13 for adults and $9.50 for children 2-12 and seniors 65+.  Friday and Saturday evenings after 5pm, admission is reduce to $6.50 and $5.50. Children under 2 and Members are always free. Parking is free.

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to the museum is free after 5pm the first Friday of the month until June 2017.  

Check out daily programming and special exhibitions.

More information call 248 645.3200.

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Seasonal & Special Events

Acheson Planetarium

Public Planetarium Programs

Science Shop Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-3pm
Friday: 11am-9pm
Saturday: 11am-4pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

If our hours don't fit your schedule, our online store is always available!

Daily Public Program Schedule

Explore today's program offerings as well as any other special events that might be going on at the Institute of Science! These shows are for general admission visitors. School groups and other groups may attend regularly scheduled public shows. Please check at the Front Desk when you arrive at the Institute for availability

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived is a 5,000-square-foot traveling exhibit highlighting the evolution, biology and misconceptions of the enormous prehistoric shark that once cruised all the world's oceans.

Permanent Exhibits

The museum's exhibitions are housed in 14 permanent galleries. There is also a changing exhibition hall, an outdoor science garden, nature trails, a state-of-the-art planetarium, an observatory and the international headquarters of the Organization for Bat Conservation. The major overarching theme to the exhibitions is the interconnectedness in nature. This idea is introduced to visitors in a unique, multi-media theater called the Connections Theater.