Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to the Institute of Science, and face coverings are required for all guests aged three and older for the duration of your visit. Learn more about our current guidelines by visiting our website.
We're Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day | January 17
Get out of the cold and explore science and natural history with us for FREE. General admission tickets will be free, all day, for all guests, courtesy of Masco Corporation. We’ll have planetarium shows playing throughout the day and our exhibit, SPACE: A Journey to Our Future will be open. Planetarium and SPACE tickets are available at the front desk for an additional fee.
SPACE: A Journey to Our Future is presented by PNC Bank, with support from GM.
Saturday Night Space Science | January 29
Families of all ages and Scout groups are invited to join us for an interactive, out-of-this-world experience at the museum - after-hours! Explore planets, stars, and space travel, enjoy a live, guided tour of the night sky in the Acheson Planetarium, observe the stars in the Cranbrook Observatory, and learn from an astronomer. Attendees will even get to take home a space-themed treat!
Meet Our New Curator of Earth and Space Sciences!
We are excited to introduce you to Dr. Andrew Gangidine, our new Curator of Earth and Space Sciences. With degrees in both Biology and Geology, Andrew’s work specializes in studying life from the modern and ancient Earth, to better understand the history of life on our planet and how we can best search for it elsewhere. He is especially interested in the search for life on Mars, and has been involved in planning efforts for NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, including workshops to select the Perseverance rover’s landing site, and conferences to determine how we can best search for signs of life in samples collected by the rover. 

He recently moved to Bloomfield Hills with his wife Annie and daughter Evie. Andrew is eager to continue this research and much more at the Institute of Science and share new discoveries with you. Make sure you say hi the next time you see him at the museum!
Don't Forget...
  • To our members: Join us Jan. 13 at 7:30pm for our FREE, members-only virtual lecture: What’s So Great About the Great Lakes? Learn how the Great Lakes came to be, the environmental balance in which they function, and how people have used and impacted the Great Lakes. Register now!
  • Registration is now open for our summer 2022 Explore Camps! Learn more and register today
  • Our traveling exhibit, SPACE: A Journey to Our Future is open now through May 9, 2022.
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Cranbrook Institute of Science |
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801