Pre-registration is no longer required to visit the Institute of Science. However, you will still need to pre-register for Free First Friday. We are currently open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to the Institute of Science, we appreciate your cooperation with the following:

  • Face coverings are required for all guests aged three and older for the duration of their visit.
  • We encourage children under age three, who are not wearing a face covering, remain in a stroller or carrier for the duration of their visit.
  • We encourage guests to be respectful of the other people around them, and be mindful of each other’s space.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at the museum entrance and high-contact areas.

Hours of Operation

  • Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00am – 1:00pm; and 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00pm; 2:00 – 5:00pm; and 6:00 - 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm; and 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Reflections Café

Hours of operation:

  • Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm (except for first Fridays open until 8pm)
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00pm

Acheson Planetarium

The Acheson Planetarium is open to the public with limited capacity. Please check here for shows and show times. 

Cranbrook Observatory

The observatory remains closed at this time. Please check this page and our social channels for updates as they become available.

exploreLAB and Erb Family Science Garden

These experiences remain closed at this time. Please check this page and our social channels for updates as they become available.


Admission 

  • Adults: $13.00
  • Children ages 2 - 12: $9.50
  • Seniors 65+: $9.50
  • Children under 2: Free
  • All Members: Free

Acheson Planetarium Tickets (in addition to museum admission when applicable)

Tickets are required for all programs in the planetarium in addition to museum admission. They can be purchased at the museum entrance desk. There is no late seating.

If you have a group of 20 or more people, please call 248 645.3210 or email

Changing Exhibit Hall (in addition to museum admission when applicable)

Museums for All logo
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.