October 2017
Box of Chocolate
Don’t worry if you missed the opening – Chocolate: The Exhibition is here until Jan. 7, 2018!
Chocolate: The Exhibition, presented by Flagstar Bank, travels through time to explore chocolate’s rainforest origins, its use by ancient cultures including the Maya of Central America, and its transformation by the Europeans into the sweet treat that is loved today.

Exhibit ticket prices: Adults: $8 for non-members; $7 for members; $6 for seniors and children 2-12. Non-members must also pay museum admission.

Chocolate and its national tour were developed by The Field Museum, Chicago and were supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation. 
Strange science is almost here…don’t forget to register for Halloween Science! 
Halloween Science is just a few weeks away, and space is filling up for the Institute’s most popular event. Haunted happenings include hands-on activities, make-and-take stations, planetarium shows, spooktacular science, and a visit from the renowned Dr. Kelp to discuss his contact with alien civilization.

Ticket prices: $10/person for pre-registered members; $15/person for pre-registered non-members; walk-up tickets are an additional $3 each, and availability is not guaranteed.

To reserve your spot, call the scheduling office at 248.645.3210, or register online by 5pm, October 19.
Chemistry Rocks! at Cranbrook Institute of Science Oct. 28
In support of National Chemistry Week (Oct. 22-28), and this year’s theme, “Chemistry Rocks!” the Institute will host the American Chemical Society, Saturday, October 28, from 3-6pm. Children and adults can participate in hands-on chemistry activities.

Chemistry Rocks! is included in museum admission that day, and all Scout programs on Oct. 28. Participating Scouts will receive a patch from the American Chemical Society. 
Calling all young scientists! 
Kids and caregivers are invited to ask questions, make observations and share new discoveries as Young Scientists returns Tuesday, Oct. 3. New for this year, participants will have the opportunity to dive deep into popular science disciplines by registering for four-week sessions. Each session is unique – join us for one, or sign up for all six, including botany, engineering, paleontology, physics, chemistry and zoology.

For information on dates, times, sessions, costs and registration, please visit our website.
Coming this fall: exploreLAB
Families, students and scouts are invited to the Institute’s newest educational exhibition, exploreLAB, debuting this fall. This learning environment is unlike any other, with themed, hands-on activities and changing installations. exploreLAB  kicks off this Thanksgiving with an immersion into the world of dinosaurs: discovering them like a paleontologist would (dig!) and learning about what it takes to reveal a dinosaur. 

For updates on the official opening, exhibits and events, please visit our website.
Bring the family to the 73 rd annual Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show Oct. 13-15
Prepare to be dazzled and amazed as the Michigan Mineralogical Society (MMS) hosts the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, presented by Cranbrook Institute of Science. Visitors will learn about some of the most-rare and exotic minerals that exist on earth, and see dark and mysterious gems and minerals from around the World, as well as from our own backyard right here in Michigan!

Adults can view an impressive display of jewelry and lapidary work including handmade silver with natural specimens. On display for children will be a fully-mounted Ice Age musk ox, a fleshed-out Protoceratops, the dinosaur-inspired mythological griffin and giant Megalodon jaws. Educational demonstrations and presentations will be available for all ages, as well as hands-on gold panning and fossil digs.

“This show is the premier event for anyone who enjoys the beauty of gems and minerals,” said Dave Lurie, MMS president.

Location: Macomb Community College South Campus/Expo Center at 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, Mich.

Show hours: Friday, October 13 from 9am – 6pm, Saturday, October 14 from 10am – 7pm, and Sunday, October 15 from 11am – 5pm.

Ticket prices: $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 62+, $4 for youth 5-12, $3 for uniformed scouts and $12 for a three-day pass. Parking is FREE!  
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Moon Phases

Oct. 5 – full moon (harvest moon)
Oct. 12 – last quarter moon
Oct. 19 – new moon
Oct. 27 – first quarter moon 
Science Shop Specials

Saturday, October 21 – Trick or Treat during Halloween Science! Kids of all ages can head over to the Science Shop to pick a prize from the Halloween grab bag with any purchase. 
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Free First Friday - October 6, 2017
Courtesy of the MASCO Foundation , general admission to the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month!
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