Welcome Back!

We’re so excited to share science and natural history with you this summer! The Institute of Science will reopen Wednesday, July 15, and will be open to members only July 15 - 19. Then, we’ll open to the public Tuesday, July 21. All guests will enjoy FREE general admission July 21 - 26. 

Visitors will be required to pre-register on our website in advance of their visit, and will purchase general admission tickets upon arrival, beginning Tuesday, July 28. 

The Institute will be open Tuesday - Sunday with the following hours:
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm; 12:30 - 2:30pm; and 3:00 - 5:00pm 
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00pm; 12:30 - 2:30pm; 3:00 - 5:00pm; and 6:00 - 9:00pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 - 2:00pm and 2:30 - 5:00pm

Your experience may look a bit different than before, but know we are working hard to make sure you have a memorable, and safe, visit. In addition to following CDC recommendations, we’ll be limiting the amount of people that can be in the museum at any given time, all guests over the age of four will be required to wear masks, hand sanitizing stations will be available at all entrances, high touchpoint areas will be disinfected throughout the day, and we’re asking all guests to maintain six-feet of social distancing. 

For more information on our reopening plans, guidelines, and experiences available to you and your families at the Institute of Science please visit our website .

And to our members: We understand that during our temporary closure you experienced an interruption to your usual visits to the Institute. We want to reassure you that we will be extending expiration dates on memberships. Your membership will automatically be extended and we will be in touch soon to let you know your new expiration date.
Science Corner
What lives at the bottom of Oakland County’s Paint Creek? Follow our Freshwater Forum Director, Michele Arquette-Palermo, as she demonstrates part of a water quality test to discover the small organisms that live among us - like dragonfly nymphs and damselflies!
Cranbrook Institute of Science  |  https://science.cranbrook.edu
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801