Cranbrook Institute of Science will be closed Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25, Sunday December 26, and Friday, December 31. 

We’ll be open Monday, December 27 through Thursday, December 30.
Holiday Planetarium Shows | Now Playing!
‘Tis the season! Our Acheson Planetarium will have expanded hours and holiday shows to put you in a festive mood. Plan your visit and enjoy special entertainment like Let it Snow, Mystery of the Christmas Star, Birth of Planet Earth, and more. ❄️These shows are only here for a limited time. Tickets for the planetarium can be purchased at the front desk upon arrival.
Saturday Night Space Science | Dec. 11
Have you ever been inside a museum after hours? Join us for an out-of-this-world, immersive experience that the entire family can enjoy. Guests can explore planets, stars, space travel, and more. Enjoy a live, guided tour of the night sky in the Acheson Planetarium, observe the stars in the Cranbrook Observatory, and chat with an astronomer!

Saturday Night Space Science will be available on select Saturdays from 5:00 - 9:00pm. This experience is designed for families of all ages and scout groups.
Membership Deals | Dec. 27 - 30
If you’re interested in renewing your membership or purchasing a new membership to Cranbrook Institute of Science, this is the time to do it. If you purchase a membership from December 27 - 30, 2021, you will receive 13 months for the price of 12 months. As a member, you will enjoy free admission to all of our permanent exhibits, exclusive invitations to events and traveling exhibits, discounts throughout the museum, and so much more. This offer is available to individuals who visit the museum in person. 
Learn more about a membership to Cranbrook Institute of Science by visiting our website.
Celestial events to watch for this month 
December 13 - 14 | Geminid Meteor Shower 
The Geminids occur every year from about December 4 to the 16, peaking the night of December 13 into the morning of December 14. The Geminid meteor shower is typically one of the most active meteor showers of the year. Throughout the night, meteors streak through the sky every one to two minutes.

December 19 | Full Moon 
The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark.

December 21 | December Solstice
The South Pole of the Earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. This is the first day of winter, also known as the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer, the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.
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