SCHEDULE ALERT: On Tuesday, June 25 – Thursday, June 27, the Institute will be closed to provide a sanitized space for pediatric cancer patients to enjoy a private summer camp experience.
Explore Science! Summer Camps
June - August 2019

Sign up now for a summer filled with fun and learning! Campers will become paleontologists, geologists, chemists, and physicists at our 2019 summer camps packed with science experiments, meaningful discoveries, and vast exploration of our planet. Go to our website to register and learn more about programming, pricing, and dates. 

For middle-schoolers we also have Explore Science – Outdoors! summer camp June 17 – 21. Campers can explore archery, sketching specimens, and more. Sign up your camper today .
Now Open Mondays
June 3 - August 26

School’s out and summer is officially here. That means the Institute of Science is now open every Monday from 10am – 5pm starting June 3 through August 26. For museum programming, admission pricing, and more go to our website . See you on Mondays!
Don't Forget...
  • Dino Day: Enjoy dino-activities throughout the museum, FREE with general museum admission on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11am – 2pm.
  • All Institute of Science members: Get $30 off your Frozen Music concert tickets held by Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research on Sunday, June 9 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Deadline to register is Monday June 3, so get your tickets today
  • Free First Friday: Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, general admission to the Institute of Science is FREE after 5:00pm on June 7, 2019.
  • Take a journey through mass extinctions and walk among casts of dinosaur skeletons in, Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next?, now open through Sept. 1, 2019. Check out our website for ticket prices.
Science Corner
Did you know that Michigan has some of the darkest parks, lakeshores, and wilderness areas in the United States? These make for the perfect places to stargaze, and summer is the ideal time to do so. In the Northern Hemisphere, astronomy begins with the Big Dipper, a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major, and is the first step to finding other constellations and stars in the night sky. Utilizing simple tools like paper star charts can also help with finding celestial touchstones like Polaris, the North Star, and more. Even a pair of binoculars can be a great tool to start your stargazing journey. Read more tips about viewing the night sky HERE .
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