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December 2015
CIS After Dark celebrates the holiday season with all things Michigan during "Local" at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 3. This evening out for adults 21+ offers the opportunity to investigate science in Michigan and discover the works of local vendors, makers, and craftspeople and do some holiday shopping. A cash bar, food for purchase and special activities and lectures are also part of the evening. Admission is $20 at the door. 
The new holiday fundraiser for Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary, Holiday Splendor: Tinsel & Trees, is now underway at Cranbrook House. Open on weekends through December 13, guests are welcome to come enjoy a dozen wonderfully decorated trees, holiday shopping and cheer at the historic manor home. Included with general admission on December 5 is a book signing with Michigan author, Jim DuFresne. On Friday, December 11, current Cranbrook students, staff and members of the Art Museum, House and Gardens, and Institute of Science are all invited to Holiday Splendor at 25% off (at the door only, with ID). Please call 248.645.3149 or click here for reservations and more details.  
Visit with Santa Claus in a cozy, historic setting when he stops by Cranbrook House on December 5! Children of all ages are welcome to share their wish lists with Santa. Families will also enjoy viewing a variety of wonderfully decorated trees in the charming manor home during their visit. Each registered child will receive a free holiday gift from Santa and his helpers before they leave! This is Santa's busy time of year and he can only see a limited number of children on this stop. Please make your reservations in advance by calling 248.645.3149 or visiting our website.
Join us on Friday, December 11 for the ArtMembers' Opening Reception of Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes: The Gerald W. McNeely Collection of Pewabic Pottery. Organized by the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research and Cranbrook Art Museum, this exhibition debuts the Gerald W. McNeely Collection, one of the largest private collections of Pewabic Pottery recently donated to Cranbrook Art Museum and never before seen in its entirety. The Collection includes over 117 works including a Revelation Pottery Vase, which pre-dates the founding of Pewabic, and includes works from throughout the career of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, founder of Pewabic Pottery. The exhibition will also highlight Cranbrook's own collection of Pewabic Pottery from the Art Museum and campus. Click here to explore the exhibitions at Cranbrook Art Museum. 
A stronomers, educators, and naturalists explore the mysteries of the dark in NIGHT LIFE December 26 through December 30 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day. From meteorites to giant planets, and star charts to a linear model of the solar system that will fit in your pocket, this event will explore the world of darkness where nothing seems to happen but much occurs. Bring your telescope and the Warren Astronomical Society will help you develop your skills as an amateur astronomer. Or, try your hand at operating a robotic rover over the surface of Mars. We'll even answer the questions " How Big? How Far?" by exploring the distance between the Earth and Moon to discover which is larger. NIGHT LIFE is free with admission. Weekday planetarium showings and Bats: Superheroes of the Night are offered at an additional charge. Explore Science this holiday season
Cranbrook Schools' winter 2016 Open House will take place on January 10. The event is open to all families with children considering pre-kindergarten through high school.  During your visit, you and your family will be able to meet some of our world-class teachers, get an up-close look at our facilities, and speak with members of our admission team. Families and students considering pre-kindergarten through high school are encouraged to visit. We know you will begin to understand why a Cranbrook education truly offers opportunity you will find nowhere else - opportunity that lasts a lifetime!
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