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Cranbrook Institute of Science March 2017
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The Dark Side of the Moon
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Love, Sex, & Attraction
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Summer Camp
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Celebrate a Favorite Rite of Spring at the 43rd Annual Maple Festival
The Institute explores the science, history, and importance of maple sugar during Maple Festival on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from noon to 4pm. One of the Institute's most popular annual events, Maple Festival offers themed snacks, special activities, outdoor trail walks, and the pure sweetness of homemade maple candy.
Explore Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" From The Pharaoh's Tomb
Discover the splendor of the 18th dynasty and the greatest archaeological find of all time-the treasures of King Tut, now through September 3. More than 120 meticulously created replicas of the pharaoh's sacred and personal possessions offer a look at the life and death of the legendary boy king.  
Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" From the Pharaoh's Tomb is proudly sponsored by PNC Bank and supported in part by 101.9FM WDET.
Boy Scouts of America Michigan Crossroads Council presents STEM ADVENTURES at the Institute of Science
NOVA Counselors and Cranbrook Instructors are coming together to give Scouts the chance to work toward two programs at the Institute of Science on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Scouts will engage in different STEM learning experiences AND tour Tutankamun: "Wonderful Things" From The Pharaoh's Tomb.
The Young Scientists of Today are the Engineers, Doctors, and Entomologists of Tomorrow
Channel the curiosity of your child between the ages of 2 and 7 with the Young Scientists Program select Thursdays through March 30. This weekly investigation through the wonders of the natural world offers hands-on activities across different disciplines. The fee covers one adult/child pair, and siblings are welcome to attend at an additional charge. Pre-registration is required.
Summer Camp at the Institute of Science offers Unique Experiences
Discover what goes on behind the scenes to create all those cool futuristic effects in sci-fi films. Learn about the history of Detroit and spend some time exploring the city. Or celebrate a meteor shower by spending a night in the museum. These are just a few of the experiences offered during summer camp at the Institute. Kids from Kindergarten through 9th Grade use the museum and Cranbrook's 319- acre campus as their summer laboratory of science fun. Weeklong camps include Before- and After-Care options. Put your camper on the path to discovery today.
Volunteer at the Institute of Science
We are currently seeking volunteer Gallery Guides to staff the Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb exhibit. Gallery Guides enrich our visitors' experience with hands-on activities, spotlight tours, and information about the exhibit and related science topics. No background knowledge is needed. For more information please contact Janet Beylin at 248 645.3748, email, or explore online.
The Discovery Center Fosters a Love of Science
In the Family Discovery Center, children and families learn about the world we live in through hands on experiences. Visitors explore with microscopes and binoculars, learn about children around the world, or choose from 22 discovery boxes offering a wide range of topics like dinosaurs, magnetism, rocks, and the solar system. Free with admission.