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Cranbrook Institute of Science September 2016
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Get Ready for Megalodon - Largest Shark that Ever Lived


Now that summer is over and you have gotten out of the water, get ready to dive into Megalodon - Largest Shark that Ever Lived starting October 2. At 60 feet long, Megalodon was a dominant marine predator for 15 million years before vanishing 2 million years ago. Featuring a full scale walk-through Megalodon sculpture this 5,000-square-foot traveling exhibition highlights the evolution, biology, truths and misconceptions about giant prehistoric sharks. Members, join us on Saturday, October 1 from 4-7pm to experience Megalodon at no additional charge and enjoy an afternoon of special activities exclusive to Members. Megalodon - Largest Shark that Ever Lived runs through January 3, 2017.

It's Science! It's Fun! It's Halloween Science!

Registration is now open for the Institute's most popular annual event-Halloween Science. Join for one of three sessions as we investigate the science behind the spooky through demonstrations, interactive activities, and more. Each session features all ages, not-too-scary experiences, and attendees are encouraged to don their costumes for this event. Evening sessions October 21 and 22, and an afternoon session on October 23 offers ghouls, goblins, and ghosts flexibility in planning the ultimate Trick or Treat, or rather Science AND Treats, seasonal experience. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Members Enjoy FREE Admission at Cranbrook Art Museum During Closure

Institute of Science Members are invited to use their free admission benefits at Cranbrook Art Museum during the Institute closure from September 19 through October 1. Exhibitions at the Museum: include Hippie Modernism The Struggle for Utopia which examines intersections of art, architecture, and design with the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s, John Glick: A Legacy in Clay, the first major exhibition to survey the immerse range of ceramic vessels, tableware, and sculpture making Glick one of today's premier figures in American Studio pottery and Unsettled The Work of Edward Gorey, a look at the dark humor found in the works of this noted illustrator and author. CIS Member Guest privileges apply to admission only.

Explore Our New Website and App

The Institute has just launched its new website and debuted a new app compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Both are designed to make utilizing the resources the Institute offers easier and enhance the visitor experience. A calendar feature on the home page makes planning your next visit esier by highlighting each upcoming event, and simpler navigation makes finding the information you need even faster. Our App will offer access to additional information related to exhibits and experiences at the Institute of Science. Start exploring your fall options today!