This month, we invite you to learn about Women Rock Science, our new astronomy-themed exhibit opening this fall 🌌, what’s happening in the night sky, and museum updates.

Cranbrook Institute of Science will be closed Sunday, July 4. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on Wednesday, July 7. Adventure awaits!
Women Rock Science
October 7, 2021
Tickets go on sale this month for our 4th annual, women-led fundraising gala, Women Rock Science, that aims to celebrate women in STEAM and ignite curiosity in children. With your support we can help bring important science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics programming, delivered by Institute of Science educators, to PreK-12 students in underserved communities throughout Michigan.
Space: A Journey to Our Future
Opens September 26, 2021
We are excited to share with you that we’ll have a new exhibit opening this fall, Space: A Journey to Our Future, presented by PNC Bank. We’ll be sharing more details in the coming months, and we may even have a piece of the Moon 🌙 on display! Check our website and social media pages for more information.
Acheson Planetarium
The Acheson Planetarium is open! Shows now playing include: Michigan Sky Tonight, One World, One Sky, Young Stargazers Sky Journey, and Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon.
Celestial events to watch for this month 
July 4: MERCURY AT GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION - This will be the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet just before sunrise. 

July 10: 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. ☀️ 

July 24: FULL MOON - According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the full Moon in July is called the Buck Moon because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode at this time.
Museum Updates
To all our members and guests: Our visitor policies and guidelines have recently changed. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about what your experience will be like during your next trip to Cranbrook Institute of Science.
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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801