Celebrate a Favorite Rite of Spring at the 43rd Annual Maple Festival

The Institute explores the science, history and importance of maple sugar during Maple Festival on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from noon to 4pm.  One of the Institute’s most popular annual events, Maple Festival immerses the visitor in all things related to the maple sugaring process, what Native Americans called sinzibukwud. In addition to maple-themed snacks, guests are invited to learn about the science of maple syrup production, listen to the story of sugaring in Colonial North America, and taste the pure sweetness of homemade maple candy.  Craft stations and hands-on table top activities, timed planetarium shows, and self-guided walks to the Sugarin’ Hut will be available.  The Science Shop will feature Michigan made maple products to celebrate the day.

General Admission
Adults - $18
Children - $15 

Member Admission
Adults - $15
Children - $12

Note: Children applies to those ages 3-12. Ages 2 and younger are free.

Tickets to Tutankhamun: “Wonderful Things” from The Pharaoh’s Tomb are HALF OFF during Maple Festival;   $5 for adults who are non-members and $4.50 for members. Children 3-12 and seniors are $4 each. Children 2 and under are free. Purchase tickets the day of the event. 

Daylight Saving Time begins March 12. Don’t forget to SPRING AHEAD for this event!

Registration begins January 26, 2018. To register call 248 645.3245, purchase tickets at the Visitor’s Service Desk, or use the registration link below.

Please note that no physical tickets will provide and no refunds will be issued after purchase.