February 2018
Schedule Alert: Cranbrook Institute of Science will be closed Saturday, February 10 and Friday, February 16 for private events. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Ancient Rome opens to the public Saturday, February 3
The epic era of Julius Caesar, mighty Centurions, and fearsome Gladiators is finally here! Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars , presented by Flagstar Bank, is taking over the Institute with larger-than-life machines, spectacular art and artifacts, and technology that changed the course of history. This family-friendly exhibit features hands-on activities for kids, including Colosseum Construction, Mosaic Madness, Catapult Challenge, and more. Ancient Rome runs through July 3, 2018. Tickets for adults are $8; adult members are $7; individuals 65+ and children 2 – 12 are $6; and enhanced members and children under 2 are free. 
Celebrate love this Valentine’s season with Amor: Leisure, Pleasure, and Alcohol in Ancient Rome
Guests 21 years of age and older are invited to the Institute to indulge themselves and explore the fascinating history of making (and drinking) alcohol in the ancient world. Guest speaker Dr. Max Nelson, associate professor of language & culture at the University of Windsor, will examine the history of food, drink, sex, and the games.

Event: Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 – 9:00pm. Cash bar serving beer and wine.

Guests can tour Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars , presented by Flagstar Bank, and visit the Science Shop to purchase a token of love and make a souvenir beverage coaster. Copies of Nelson’s book, The Barbarian’s Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe will be available for purchase and signing.

Pre-registered tickets are $10 until 5pm, February 11, available on our website , and $15 at the door. This event is for adults 21 years of age and older; all attendees will be required to show their Government-issued ID upon check-in.
Became an amateur miner! Hard hat and all
Calling all mining enthusiasts: Ever thought about exploring mines and quarries across the country, but have no clue how to make it a reality? Well, now you can. Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Michigan Mineralogical Society will be hosting a Mine Safety Training course March 10 at the Institute of Science library. Dr. John Lindsay will conduct a one-day training session to coach participants on collecting minerals and fossils safely, including first-aid. At the end of the day you will receive a permit that will give you access to mines and quarries across the country. The cost is $65 per person. If you are interested in taking this course, and for more information, please email Dave Lurie at dlurie2001@comcast.net or call 248 224.0752.
Radioactive minerals
Radioactive minerals, oh my! Join Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Michigan Mineralogical Society for an in-depth session on Radioactive Minerals and Collecting Them at the Cranbrook Institute of Science Auditorium, Monday, February 12 at 7:00pm.

Ralph S. Conti (PhD Physics) will present his collection of radioactive minerals, including a radioactivity primer. He will describe his experience collecting these minerals in Bancroft, Ontario from 1958-1975, and will describe radioactive minerals from around the world. The event is free to Cranbrook Institute of Science members.
Register your Young Scientist
Do your kids want to experiment with materials that are sticky, icky, and wet? Then this is the session for them! From soapy suds to slime and miniature (but safe) explosions, explore wacky properties of matter during the Chemistry session of our Young Scientists series. Sign up by February 5 for this four-week session taking place Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Preschool or 4s and 5s:
10:00 – 10:45am or 1:30 – 2:15pm

Kindergarten – 2 nd grade:
4:15 – 5:00pm

$50/session for 1 member child/adult pair
$75/session for 1 non-member child/adult pair

For more information visit our website
Free First Friday
This Institute is FREE after 5pm this Friday (2/2)! Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation admission to the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month. 
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