SCHEDULE ALERT: Museum hours on Sunday, Jan. 20 will be 8pm – Midnight for our Total Eclipse, Total Fun event, and we’ll be open Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Total Eclipse, Total Fun
Jan. 20 | 8:00pm – Midnight

Join us for a special evening of moon-related activities leading up to the total lunar eclipse. Our Observatory will be open and Warren Astronomical Society members will have telescopes set up outside for eclipse viewing, weather permitting. Visitors can also enjoy a new show, Eclipses and the Night Sky in the Acheson Planetarium, presentations on the origin of the Moon, Virtual Reality, space slime, a discussion on the myths and legends surrounding eclipses, and more. All activities and events are available for an all-inclusive price of: $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and children under age 2 are free. Save money if you pre-register online. Visit our website for tickets and more information.

Note: Total Eclipse, Total Fun is a snow, rain, ice, cloud-or-shine event; no refunds or credits. 
Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next? 
Members-only preview Feb. 7 | 5:30 – 8:00pm

Exhibit opens Feb. 8
Walk through mass extinctions that altered the course of life on our planet and roam the Earth to prehistoric times when the last known dinosaurs ruled the land. In the Institute’s newest exhibit, Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next? , we invite you to learn the facts, see the evidence, and decide for yourself if we’re in the midst of a sixth mass extinction. For more information and ticket prices please visit our website .

Members will enjoy a sneak peak of the exhibit Thursday, Feb. 7 and a presentation, Searching for the Latest Dinosaurs in North America: 3 Decades of Fieldwork in the Latest Cretaceous Rocks of the American West from paleontologist and fossil-hunter John Hankla. This dynamic experience will take place at 7:00pm in the Institute’s auditorium. Seats are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP at online or by calling 248 645.3245.  
Don't Forget...
  • Last chance: Da Vinci Machines and Robotics, presented by PNC Bank, is open through Jan. 13.
  • Member Swap Weekends: Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Institute of Science present Member Appreciation Weekends Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, & 27. Show your Institute membership card at the front desk of the Art Museum to receive FREE general museum admission. Visit the Cranbrook Art Museum’s website for hours and location, and special programming.
  • New planetarium show: Dinosaurs @ Dusk will run through April 28, 2019. Check our website for show times.
  • Free First Friday: Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, general admission to the Institute of Science is FREE after 5:00pm on Feb. 1, 2019.
  • Registration for our 2019 summer camps is now open. Check out our website for programs, dates, and prices. 
  • Fuel your Scout’s passion for learning with Cranbrook Institute of Science. Visit our website for Scout program offerings, prices, and registration. 
You did it - Steggy lives!
Thank you to all the donors who helped us raise more than $10,000 to save Steggy, our beloved Stegosaurus at Cranbrook Institute of Science. We cannot thank you enough for your help and support with this initiative. Without question, we never would have achieved our goal without your efforts. Any overage on the funds donated will be used in ongoing maintenance and updates to Steggy.

We also want to invite you to our Steggy reveal event this summer – keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for details. 
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