As of July 1st, Cranbrook Institute of Science does not allow peanuts, tree nuts, or nut butter in the museum.

We request that you please refrain from bringing these items, or items made with these ingredients, into the museum. We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience.

Hours of Operation

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:00am - 12:00pm; 12:30 - 2:30pm; and 3:00 - 5:00pm 
  • Fridays: 10:00 am - 12:00pm; 12:30 - 2:30pm; 3:00 - 5:00pm; and 6:00 - 9:00pm 
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 - 2:00pm and 2:30 - 5:00pm

Reflections Cafe

Reflections Cafe will be closed until further notice. We will update this page when more information becomes available.

Planetarium, exploreLAB, Observatory, and more

Institute experiences, including the Acheson Planetarium, exploreLAB, observatory, Discovery Center, Erb Science Family Garden, and Reflections cafe will remain closed upon the initial reopening phase, and will reopen when it is deemed safe with social distancing guidelines and sanitizing procedures in place. Please check this page and our social channels for updates.


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Cranbrook Institute of Science is partnering with MUSEUMS for ALL to offer complimentary general admission for guests and their families with EBT and Bridge Cards. If you have an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card or Bridge Card, simply show it to receive general admission. If you have any questions regarding this program please contact the Membership department at 248-645-3245.