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Cranbrook Institute of Science November 2016
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Gobble Up Science!
Daily Planetarium Programming
Young Scientists
Give the Treasures of King Tut
YOU make a Difference
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Cast your vote for a sure winner by visiting the Institute of Science on Election Day, November 8. Any child accompanied by an adult displaying their "I voted" sticker will receive free admission that day. From 1-4pm special activities will allow kids to vote for their favorite scientific experiences, and planetarium shows and Megalodon - Largest Shark that Ever Lived will be available at an additional charge. T. rex, megalodon, mastodon, or stegosaurus, every one of our candidates is a sure winner!

CIS AFTER DARK Offers an Evening of Holiday Shopping and Science
CIS After Dark presents Local After Dark at 7pm on Thursday, November 17. This evening out for Adults 21+ offers the opportunity to meet local vendors who will be on hand to give guests the opportunity to do some holiday shopping. Cash bar and snacks, socializing, and special science activities will also be available throughout the evening. Enjoy a special 10% discount on all Cranbrook branded merchandise in the Science Shop during the event. Tickets are $10 for preregistered guests, and $15 at the door.

Gobble Up Science!

Take a break from the leftover turkey and Gobble Up Science on November 23, 25, and 26 from 1-4pm as we offer a smorgasbord of science activities! We'll examine the difference between how a carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore use their teeth, design and build a way to transport your Thanksgiving dinner to your table, and much more! Gobble Up Science is free with admission.

Daily Planetarium Programming During Thanksgiving Week

The Acheson Planetarium will offer weekday planetarium programs during the Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, November 23 and Friday, November 25. Programs on the hour from 11:30am to 3:30pm include the start of special holiday offerings Let it Snow and Mystery of the Christmas Star which run through December 30. Regular weekend programming continues. 

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived

Dive deep below the ocean's surface, and journey back 20 million years to witness the terrifying spectacle in Megalodon - Largest Shark that Ever Lived. This massive beast (6,000 cans of tuna for dinner anyone?) was one of the most powerful predators of all time. Visitors are immersed in the myths, mysteries, and majesty of this now extinct behemoth as they examine the evolution, biology, truths, and even celebrity status of giant prehistoric sharks, and look at the state of shark populations more than two million years after megalodon vanished. Megalodon - Largest Shark that Ever Lived runs through January 3, 2017.

Young Scientists Inspires a Love of Science

The Institute's popular Young Scientists program continues through March. Children PreK - 2nd Grade are invited to ask questions, make observations, and deepen their appreciation for the world around us. Classes involve hands-on activities to encourage curiosity about a variety of topics including paleontology, engineering, biology, and more. Each week features a new subject. The series runs select Thursdays through March 30, 2017. Preregistration is required.

Give the Treasures of King Tut as a Gift this Holiday Season

Searching for the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for peons on your holiday list? A gift membership to the Institute of Science brings with it a 2017 highlighted by two exceptional exhibitions; TUTANKHAMUN: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb and Chocolate. Now through December 30, save 25% on any Enhanced Level Gift Membership, or 20% on any Standard Level Gift Membership. All memberships include discounts on Institute events and exhibitions, and access to more than 300 other science and technology museums nationwide. Varying levels of benefits allow you to select a membership that best meets the recipient's needs. Give the gift of exploration and discovery this season. Please purchase Gift Memberships at the Museum's Admission Desk, or by calling 248 645.3245.

YOU make a Difference at Cranbrook Institute of Science!

Cranbrook Institute of Science is committed to providing the best scope and scale of science education possible to you, your family and those in and around our community. When you invest in the Institute of Science, you join our mission by providing unique, hands-on experiences for guests, maintenance of one of the most extensive natural history collections in the country, the opportunity to inspire over 200,000 visitors annually, and more. Every gift makes a genuine impact.