the end of summer blues set in? Summer
Camp at the Institute of Science offers kids 4-14 the opportunity to study
nature and science using Cranbrook Institute of Science and the 319-acre
Cranbrook campus as their laboratory! All camps are taught by Institute
Educators and before- and after-care is offered! Visit our website at http://science.cranbrook.edu or call 248 645.3210 to review camps offered or to
receive a copy of our Camp Guide.
purchase one camp and get a second camp of equal or lesser value at 50% off,
subject to availability. Not a Member? Now is a great time to purchase a membership
to take advantage of this offer and enjoy an entire year special events and
offers at the Institute of Science. Click here for membership levels.
Summer is winding
down. Why not escape the heat and spend a day at the Institute of Science? Daily bat and planetarium programs and the World of Dinosaurs exhibit make for a
perfect family day out for all ages. Free admission for active military
personnel and their families to Cranbrook Institute of Science and Cranbrook
Art Museum's Saarinen House continues through Sept. 5 as part of the National
Endowment for the Arts' Blue Star Museums Program offering Any
World of Dinosaurs: Land, Sea and Air opened last month and is already
one of the Institute's most popular temporary exhibitions in years! This experience takes visitors back to the
Mesozoic Era and allows them to wander among the dinosaurs and flying reptiles
of the Late
Jurassic and Cretaceous time period. You'll never get this close to a T. rex ever again!
Saturday, Aug. 14, visitors will have the chance to enter the world of the
paleontologist by helping extract actual dinosaur bones during the Institute's
Second Saturday Science Event from 1-4. This workshop experience takes place on-site in the World of Dinosaurs
Through Sept. 3, the
Bat Zone continues its Members only bat walks of Cranbrook's campus every
Friday night. Can't make it to Cranbrook? The bats are making a special appearance in
Farmington Hills later this month. Look for details about this unique event in
please note, the Institute of Science will be closed to the public starting
Labor Day and will remain closed until Mon, Sept. 13.
Saturday Science Series Presents Dino Prep Lab
to the Institute of Science will have the opportunity to help excavate and
conserve actual dinosaur bones when the Institute's Second Saturday Science
Series presents a Dino Prep Lab on Aug. 14 from 1-4pm. Using the tools of a paleontologist, museum
visitors will work on field-cast specimens to dinosaur bones still embedded in
rock in which they were discovered. Second Saturday Science programs are free
with admission. The next Dino Prep Lab
is scheduled for Oct. 9 from 1-4pm.
Daily Planetarium and
Bat Programs Now Through Labor Day
Through Labor Day, the planetarium and Bat Zone offer
programming every day.
Planetarium programs on the half hour starting at
11:30am and Bat Zone tours at 12:30 and 2:30pm offer a fun and educational
addition to the museum visit. In the planetarium, visitors can choose a
live-narrated sky program, a journey through the cosmos, or one of two programs
especially designed to engage a younger audience. In the Bat Zone, go behind
the scenes where day and night are reversed to watch while these fascinating
animals live, eat and play. Select tours also include the chance to see the vampire
bats being fed actual cow's blood!
Planetarium and bat program tickets are $4 general
admission; $3 for CIS and OBC members; $1 for children under 2. Non-Members must also pay museum admission.
Bats Fly Into Land
Rover of Farmington Hills
Enter the World of Bats and check
out the Land Rover Test Track when the Bat Zone visits Land Rover of Farmington
Hills on Aug. 19 from 3 to 8pm.
Visitors to this free event will have the opportunity
to learn about bat houses, meet bat authors, and see live bats including local
insect-eating Big Brown bats, South American fruit bats, and the giant Malayan
flying fox bat with a 6-foot wingspan! There
will also be live nocturnal animal exhibits, educational exhibits, bat-themed
activities for kids, and updates on White-nose Syndrome.
Rob Mies, bat conservationist from the Bat Zone at
Cranbrook Institute of Science will be on hand to autograph books and answer
questions about bats from around the world.
Land Rover of Farmington Hills is located at 38200
Grand River Ave. For more information, visit www.landrovermi.com
More than 200,000 visitors flock to Cranbrook Institute of Science
each year, making it one of the region's best known museum of natural
Founded in 1904 by Detroit philanthropists George and Ellen Booth,
Cranbrook is an internationally renowned center for art, education and
science located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Cranbrook Institute of
Science is an integral part of that community, having served area
schoolchildren and families since its creation in 1930.