March 2023

SUE: The T. rex Experience | Now Open!

Immerse yourself in SUE: The T. rex Experience. Take a journey through the world of one of the most mysterious predators to walk the planet. Explore touchable fossil replicas, scent stations, and a naturalistic soundscape that create an immersive, multi-sensory experience for all ages.

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SUE: The T. rex Experience is presented by PNC Bank, with additional support from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council. 

Don't miss out - the exhibit is only here through April 30, 2023.

What Can Fossils Tell Us? |Dr. Jingmai O’Connor| March 12

Join us for a dynamic presentation from Dr. O’Connor, also known as the "punk rock paleontologist," as she dives into the work of a paleontologist, how they understand extinct animals in surprising detail, and the life of SUE, the most complete adult T. rex currently known to science. 

📚Dr. Jingmai O’Connor will host a signing of her new children’s book, When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies: The Incredible Story of Bird Evolution.

Copies of the book will be on sale at the Institute’s Science Shop.

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Spring into Science | March 28 - 31

Discover all the Institute has to offer during spring break! Spring into Science is a week of learning about environmental stewardship and the world around us. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water-themed, hands-on activities with our local partners through exploration and demonstrations about Michigan water, ecosystems, animals, and more. Activities are FREE with the purchase of a general admission ticket.

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Water After Dark | 21+ | March 30

Explore the Institute after dark during an immersive, adult-only event! Enjoy an evening of exploring Michigan's waterways and environment through demos, activities, and even a special planetarium show: Great Lakes Effect. Plus, visitors can enjoy a selection of craft beer and wine.

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More from the Institute:

Five Dollar Fridays

Now through March 31, 2023, experience Friday nights at the Institute for just $5! Guests who visit after 5:00pm can purchase general admission tickets and SUE the T. rex Experience tickets for $5 each. Come out and enjoy an immersive, family-friendly night at the Institute.

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Summer Explore Camps | Registration Now Open 

Registration is now open for our 2023 Explore Camps. Inquisitive campers will have the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience. Campers will work together to tackle activities, experiments, and investigations as they explore popular science topics in a unique and safe environment!

Learn More and Register Today!

Members-Only Walking Wednesdays | 65+ | 8:00am

Stay active during the winter months and join us for Walking Wednesdays at Cranbrook Institute of Science! Every Wednesday, now through March 31, 2023, the Institute will open its doors at 8:00am for our members that are 65 and older.

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Virtual Book Club | April 11

Join us for our next virtual book club. Our pick for April is Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (Adult 18+). This book is definitely worth a first or second read - even if you have or have not watched the movie! First published in 1990, Jurassic Park is a sharp and engrossing cautionary tale about the perils of unchecked scientific ambition and the commodification of natural life.

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Cranbrook Paleo Podcast 

Listen to our podcast, where you can learn about all things paleontology! Families of all ages will have the chance to explore the world of dinosaurs through intriguing conversations.

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