Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Location

39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
48303-0801

Science Shop

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 11am-4pm
Friday: 11am-9pm
Saturday: 11am-4pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm
If our hours don't fit your schedule, our online store is always available!

Reflections Café

Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:45am-3pm
Saturday: 11am-3pm
Sunday: Noon-3pm
First Fridays of the Month: 5 -8pm
The Reflections Café is located on the main floor near the planetarium.

Summer and Event Hours

In addition to the times above, the Café is open Mondays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and during school breaks, 7:45am to 3pm.

The Café is open the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8pm, and during special events as announced.


Closed Mondays, except where noted, Labor Day-Memorial Day, New Year's Eve and Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day.

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month through June 2018.


Admission until 5pm

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

Friday/Saturday Evening Admission 5 - 10pm

  • Adults: $6.50
  • Children ages 2 - 12: $5.50
  • Seniors 65+: $5.50
  • Children under 2: Free
  • All Members: Free

Planetarium Tickets (in addition to museum admission when applicable)

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

Observatory

The observatory is free with museum admission and is open every Friday/Saturday from 8:30 - 10pm during daylight savings and 7:30 - 10pm during standard time. It is also open the first Sunday of the month from 1 - 4pm for safe viewing of the sun. Observatory hours are subject to change based upon the current or expected weather conditions. For specific information about observatory hours, please call ahead at 248 645.3200, and press 0.

Bat Zone Tour Tickets (in addition to museum admission when applicable)

  • General Fee: $5 per tour 
  • CIS Standard/Enhanced Members: $4 per tour
  • Children under 2 years: $1 per tour
  • The Bat Zone offers Friday Night Bat Walks at 9pm in June and July and 8:45pm in August - ticket pricing same as above.

If you have a group of 20 or more people, please call 248 645.3210 or email cisreservations@cranbrook.edu to inquire about discounted admission rates.