Birthday Parties

Let Cranbrook Institute of Science host your next birthday party! Choose from staff-led or self-guided parties. From room rentals to dinosaur digs, museum tours, and scavenger hunts, we have many customizable options! See below for details, and call 248 645.3193 with questions or booking requests.

Staff-led Birthday Party Options

Pass around fossils from the Institute’s collection, mix up chemistry concoctions, meet live insects, and more! From planetology to astronomy, enjoy customizable birthday parties with a theme of your choice. Staff-led parties include:

  • General museum admission and Changing Hall admission
  • 2-hour party window
  • Guide museum tour
  • Museum educator host and hands-on activity of your choice
  • T-shirt for the birthday child
  • $25 gift certificate to the Science Shop

Size and pricing details:

  • Small Group (up to 15 guests): $225 for members, $300 for non-members
  • Large Group (up to 50 guests): $500 for members, $625 for non-members
  • Birthday party guests of all ages are welcome to celebrate! For admission purposes, “guest” applies to individuals 2 years of age and older.
  • Expect more than 15 guests? Receive prorated admission! Call for pricing details.

Self-Guided Birthday Party Options

Celebrate a birthday night at the museum! This new Friday or Saturday evening option (7 – 9pm) is perfect for smaller groups looking for a unique, choose-your-own-adventure party option. Self-guided parties include:

  • General museum admission and Changing Hall admission
  • Observatory visit
  • Reserved tables in the Lower Lobby – bring your favorite birthday treats!
  • Scavenger hunts for guests
  • Small gift for the birthday child
  • 20% off purchases in the Science Shop

Pricing details:

  • Up to 10 guests: $75 for members, $100 for non-members
  • Birthday party guests of all ages are welcome to celebrate! For admission purposes, “guest” applies to individuals 2 years of age and older.

Questions? Ready to book?
Please contact Sarah via phone or email at:
sschleicher@cranbrook.edu
248 645.3193

Party like a Pharaoh!
Private events at the Institute of Science offer the unique opportunity to celebrate in the magical setting of a museum after hours.   Dine among the exhibits, stroll through the treasures of King Tut, or create a customized experience in the West Entrance.  Weddings, mitzvahs, anniversaries, corporate parties, or any lifetime event will be especially memorable in the galleries and halls at Cranbrook.  We offer a wide range of pricing and guest options from small dinner parties to events attended by hundreds of guest.
 
For more information, contact Molly Tobiczyk, Event Coordinator at 248 645.7721 or by email at MTobiczyk@cranbrook.edu.