December 2022

SUE: The T. rex Experience | Now Open!

SUE: The T. rex Experience is 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.

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

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Virtual Book Club | December 13 | 7:00pm

Don’t forget to join us for our FREE virtual book club! Neal Shusterman’s award winning science fiction novel, Scythe, offers both young adult and adult readers a thrilling and thought-provoking story. In this distant dystopian future, the novel follows two teens who enter an apprenticeship to become Scythes. Exploring the themes of morality, personal sacrifice, and the heavy responsibilities that come with growing up.

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Deck the Halls with Dinos | December 27 - 30

Cranbrook Institute of Science members are invited to join us for a virtual lecture to uncover the story behind the greatest predator the world has seen, Tyrannosaurus rex. Discover the world it lived in with dinosaur enthusiast and Cranbrook Institute of Science Program Presenter, Tim Urban.

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For an additional fee you can also visit SUE: The T. rex Experience or see a show in the Acheson Planetarium. View Planetarium show schedule.

Membership Discounts | December 27 - 30

Happy holidays! Spread cheer by gifting families and friends with a membership to the museum. Receive 10% off all Cranbrook Institute of Science memberships and gift memberships when purchased between December 27 - 30, 2022. 

Also, if you visit the museum these days you will receive 20% off at the Science Shop and receive one free gift. Last but not least, when you purchase an Explore Cranbrook Membership, you’ll get 13 months for the price of 12! 


*Free gifts are available while supplies last. Discounts are only offered at the front desk.

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Holiday Planetarium Shows | Now Playing!

‘Tis the season! Our Acheson Planetarium will have expanded hours and holiday shows to put you in a festive mood. Plan your visit and enjoy special entertainment like Let it Snow, Mystery of the Christmas Star, Birth of Planet Earth, and more. ❄️ These shows are only here for a limited time. Tickets for the planetarium can be purchased at the front desk upon arrival.

View Schedule Here!

Cranbrook Paleo Podcast

Check out our podcast where you can learn about all things dinosaur and paleontology! Families of all ages will have the chance to dive deep into paleontology, Tyrannosaurus rex, ancient earth, and more. You do not want to miss it!

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Registration for our 2023 Summer Camp program is now open! Register today.

If you don’t already, make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about all things science and natural history.
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