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Cranbrook Institute of Science July 2017
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Asteroid Day
Summer Science Sessions
Summer Planetarium Programs
Bat Walks
Forever Stamp
Group Tours
Discovery Center
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Look Out! It's Asteroid Day
Cranbrook Institute of Science will celebrate Asteroid Day with lectures, activities, and the chance to examine real meteorites on and July 1 from 1 to 4pm. This global movement established to heighten awareness of the potential threat to humanity posed by asteroid impacts is an excellent opportunity to learn about the impact asteroids have had on our planet in the past, and the threat they could pose to our future. Free with admission.
Summer Science Event Offers Four Unique Sessions
The Institute celebrates summer with a Summer Science Series of special workshops July 5, 6, and 7. Timed programs include "Don't Try This At Home!", "Insect Encounter", "Uncovering Ancient Egypt", and "Exploration Station." Tickets are $5 per person for the general public and $4 for Institute Members. Museum admission also applies.
Daily Summer Programming in the Planetarium Begins July 5
Summer planetarium programs are available daily starting July 5 and running through Labor Day. New this summer; Totality, a program all about eclipses. Both lunar and solar, discover how they occur and what happens when they do. Each program includes a look at the upcoming eclipse on August 21 of this year.
Explore the Campus for the Creatures of the Night
Friday Night Bat Walks led by the Organization for Bat Conservation are offered every Friday evening through September 1. Visitors will walk the campus in search of bats, explore bat habitats, and learn how and where to install a bat house in their own yards. This is the ultimate summer evening science experience.
Get ready for the Eclipse with The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamp
The United States Postal Service and Cranbrook Institute of Science invite you to attend a special ceremony for the Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamp on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11am at the Institute of Science. This unique stamp is the first of its kind and transforms the solar eclipse image into the Moon with the touch of a finger! This event is free and open to the public. Pick up a pair of eclipse glasses from the Science Shop during this event and gear up for the Eclipse on August 21.
Group Tours offer Special Experiences
Summer Group Programs offer discounted admission to the museum and the opportunity to add special programs for a full day of science exploration. Programs run until September 1 and include either planetarium or "Insect Inspector" experiences. All ages programs make this an excellent day out for any group.
Something New Every Week in the Discovery Center
The Family Discovery Center at Cranbrook Institute of Science offers new special topic each week. Designed to encourage learning through adult-child interaction using hands-on activities, the Discovery Center offers the chance to explore a favorite scientific topic and learn about the world around us. This program is free with admission every Sunday.