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Museum Makery: Jewelry Making with Beau Sinchai  CAM
Thursday, January 12 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Make your own mixed media necklace with Cranbrook graduate, Beau Sinchai (3D '15). Learn basic jewelry making and fastening techniques. Create modern, minimalist custom pieces combining metal tubing, cord, and beads. All experience levels welcome! 
The Truth Is I Hear You
Through Sunday, March 19, 2017

In the summer of 2016, The Cause Collective brought their Truth Booth, an inflatable video recording studio in the shape of a giant speech bubble, to tour several neighborhoods in Detroit and Flint. Come see the recordings from the tour presented as a 60-foot-wide video installation intended to expand our understanding of what our community defines as real, authentic, valuable or true.

Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth-Century Period Rooms
Through Sunday, March 19, 2017

Drawing its inspiration from traditional museum period rooms, this exhibition reinvents that presentation model by featuring distinct spaces that examine key moments in Cranbrook's history. The evolution of the domestic landscape is chronicled by showcasing works from our collections.

From the Vault: Recent Gifts to the Collection
Through Sunday, March 12, 2017

From the Vault celebrates the generous spirit of our community with a selection of recent and promised gifts of art by important twentieth century masters as well as work by acclaimed Cranbrook Academy of Art alumni including McArthur Binion, Sonya Clark, Charles Eames, and Eero Saarinen.

Unsettled: The Work of Edward Gorey
Through Sunday, March 12, 2017

Unsettled: The Work of Edward Gorey  features many of Gorey's famed publications, including several elaborately designed artist's books and other assorted ephemera and memorabilia.

Limited Edition Cranbrook/Pewabic "Snowdrop" Vase  CCCR

Contact the Center today to purchase your limited-edition "Snowdrop" vase featuring a new glaze specially formulated for this vase, and gold iridescent highlights on the snowdrop flowers and stems. Call  248.645.3307 or email center@cranbrook.edu for more information.

Cranbrook House Tour & Lunch  CHG
Wednesday, January 18 | 11:00 am

Enjoy a tour and lunch in the elegant setting of Cranbrook House, the former home of Cranbrook's founders. Your docent will introduce you to the Booth story as they highlight beautiful furnishings, tapestries, and paintings by world-class artists along the way. 

Winter Greenhouse Sale  CHG
Friday & Saturday, February 10 & 11 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold and explore the Conservatory Greenhouse during our Winter Greenhouse Sale! Plants available for purchase include: Begonias, bromeliads, cacti, dish gardens, ferns, jade plants, orchids, and succulents. Enjoy demonstrations daily at 11:00 am and sample a selection of locally made honeys and jams from our Thistle Gift Shop.

Journey to The Dark Side of the Moon with Pink Floyd  CIS
Fridays & Saturdays

The Acheson Planetarium presents The Dark Side of the Moon every Friday and Saturday night beginning January 6. Originally released on 1 March 1973, this classic from the English rock band Pink Floyd explores themes which include conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness. Show times are at 9pm 

Young Scientists Program Inspires Creativity
Thursdays through March 2017

Families with children ages 2 through 7 are invited to explore the wonders of the natural world with other Young Scientists to investigate a different topic each week. Every session encourages participants to question, investigate, and learn. Pre-registration is required.   

Free First Friday
Friday, January 6 | After 5:00 pm

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation admission to the Institute of Science is FREE after 5:00 pm the first Friday of every month through June 2017. Observatory and CafĂ© will be open. Planetarium shows available at additional charge.    

TUTANKHAMUN: "Wonderful Things" from the Pharaoh's Tomb
Opens Friday, February 3

Ten years in the making from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt, "Wonderful Things" recreates the legendary contents of the richest archaeological find of all time - the treasures of King Tutankhamun's tomb. More than 100 meticulously created replicas of the pharaoh's sacred and personal possessions, along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamun's reign, reconstruct both the life and times of Egypt's celebrated boy king, and the historic discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter. 

Register Now for Summer Camp

Summer camp at Cranbrook Institute of Science gives campers from Kindergarten through Grade 9 the opportunity to experience science both indoors in the museum and outdoors on Cranbrook's 319-acre campus. Day camps cover every topic from astronomy to zoology, and new camp topics this year include sci-fi, a look at the history of Detroit (with a field trip into the city), and an overnight in the museum.      

Open House CS
Sunday, January 8 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet some of Cranbrook's world-class teachers, get an up-close look at our facilities, and speak with members of our admission team. The event is open to all families with children considering pre-kindergarten through high school.

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