Registration is now open for our virtual summer camps!

Campers entering grades 2nd through 5th grade will have the opportunity to participate in interactive experiences, including science and chemistry experiments, meeting Institute scientists, behind-the-scenes tours of our collections, engineering water pollution solutions, and so much more. Explore Science! camps will be shorter, live, and offered to families for a reduced price. If you are interested in having your child be a part of this immersive, memorable week, visit our website for more information.
We invite you to step outside with us, and from your own backyard, see what is in Michigan’s sky tonight, or take a walk through your neighborhood or local park to spot natural species unique to Michigan. You can learn about this, and so much more in weekly videos from Institute of Science educators and scientists that are being shared on our Facebook , YouTube , and Instagram pages.
Fossils of Michigan's Tropical Seas
Explore fossils you would find in the bedrock of Michigan more than 380 million years ago. Follow along as our Curator of Earth and Life Sciences, John Zawiskie, uncovers what once roamed Michigan’s tropical seas with specimens from our collections.
Science in your backyard: Michigan wildflowers, mushrooms, and more
Take a walk with our Head of the Freshwater Forum, Michele Arquette-Palermo, as she goes on an adventure in her own backyard.
Don't forget:
  • Learning resources are available for parents and teachers to help augment the “home school” experience. Topics include: Astronomy and Space Science, Engineering, Water, Earth Science, and more. Visit our website to access these FREE experiences. 
  • And to our members: We understand that during our temporary closure you are experiencing an interruption to your usual visits to the Institute. We want to reassure you that once our doors re-open, we will be extending expiration dates on memberships. Your membership will automatically be extended and we will be in touch as soon as we’re open to let you know your new expiration date. 
We look forward to exploring science and natural history with you soon! Please keep an eye on our social channels and website for information on the reopening of Cranbrook Institute of Science when it is deemed safe.
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