Museum Update: Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to the Institute of Science, and face coverings will be required for all guests aged three and older during your next visit. We encourage children under age three, who are not wearing a face covering, remain in a stroller or carrier for the duration of their visit.
Things to discover during your next visit
All of the experiences you will encounter during your next visit tell a story. Take a trek through time while exploring the different stages of life on Earth, discover how each rock and mineral came to be, and more. 

Explore the night sky with us by enjoying one of the following shows in the Acheson Planetarium: 
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • Michigan Sky Tonight
  • Young Stargazers Sky Journey
  • Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

 Tickets can be purchased at the front desk upon arrival.
Space: A Journey to Our Future
Opens September 26, 2021

One of the largest, most spectacular exhibits of space exploration ever is stopping at Cranbrook Institute of Science. SPACE: A Journey to Our Future, presented by PNC Bank and supported by General Motors, will take you out of this world. Visitors of all ages will immerse themselves in the dawn of man’s earliest visions of space to the heroic achievements of the past, the unfolding discoveries of today, and the explorers who are shaping our future destiny in the universe. 

Members will have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive preview of the new exhibit on Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Please check our social channels, website, and your email for more details!
Celestial events to watch for this month 
Perseid Meteor Shower
The spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower will peak in the predawn hours of Thursday, Aug. 12 in Michigan. This is one of the best meteor showers of the year, delivering up to 100 meteors per hour at the peak.

August 8: NEW MOON - This is the best time of the month to view galaxies, star clusters, and other faint objects in the night sky because the Moon will not be visible in the night sky since it will be located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun. ☀️ 

August 22: FULL MOON - The full phase will officially occur on Sunday morning in Michigan, however, the Moon will appear to be full on both Saturday and Sunday night. This Moon is also referred to as the Green Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, and Grain Moon.
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Cranbrook Institute of Science |
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801