We are open and accepting reservations for Wednesday – Sunday visits. Please note, walkup registration is not guaranteed.

Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to the Institute of Science, and we appreciate your cooperation with the following:

  • All guests aged three and older are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit.
  • Children aged 2 and younger are not required to wear a face covering however, we ask that they remain in a stroller or carrier if without a mask.
  • Guests should maintain six feet of social distance between themselves and other guests, whenever possible.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at the museum entrance and high-contact areas.
  • The Acheson Planetarium, Observatory, Reflections Café, exploreLAB, Woodlands Den, Changing Exhibit Hall, and a few hands-on exhibit components are currently closed for the safety of our guests.

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 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00pm; and 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00pm

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.


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

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.