July 2014

The fireworks may be over but the summer spark continues at Cranbrook. From talks and behind-the-scenes tours at Cranbrook Art Museum, lunch and tea tours of Cranbrook House, visits to Cranbrook Gardens, robots and bats at Cranbrook Institute of Science, to Cranbrook Schools and other camps, there is so much to see and do at Cranbrook this month.


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July Hours

Cranbrook Art Museum

Weds - Sun

11 am - 5 pm

Cranbrook House

11 am & 1:15 pm


11 am & 1 pm

1 pm & 3 pm

Cranbrook Gardens
Mon - Sat
10 am - 5 pm 

11 am - 5 pm


Cranbrook Institute of Science
Mon - Thurs
10 am - 5 pm

Fri & Sat
10 am - 10 pm

12 pm - 4 pm

Talks, Vaults, and More at 

Cranbrook Art Museum


Visit the Cranbrook Art Museum for a behind-the-scenes tour of its vaults, and get up close and personal with exemplary pieces of mid-century art and design on July 20 and July 27, at 3 pm. Join Shelley Selim, Cranbrook Art Museum's 2013-2015 Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellow, for a Curator's Talkabout Culture Breakers: The Living Structures of Ken Isaacs on July 20 at 2 pm. Want something more hands on? Go inside these life-size structures to experience the spaces Ken created and then make a model of your own design at our Drop-In Art Table on July 20 from 2 to 4 pm. 


Finish the month with Gregory Wittkopp, Director of Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, for a Curator's Talk about Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism on July 27, at 2 pm. 


For more details on programs at Cranbrook Art Museum this summer, click here

Lunch and Tea Tours at 

Cranbrook House


Partake in a tour of Cranbrook House, the home of Cranbrook founders George & Ellen Booth and the architectural masterpiece of Albert Kahn, coupled with a traditional tea or lunch, and then wander the 40 surrounding acres of beautiful gardens. Guests can enjoy a lovely tea and the ambiance of Cranbrook House on August 14, September 11, and October 9 at 2:15 pm, or enjoy lunch at 12:00 pm on August 21, September 18, and October 16. Advance reservations are required for tea and lunch tours. Please click here for more details 

Summer Programs at the 

Institute of Science


The Institute of Science celebrates the season with daily planetarium and bat programs through August 31. New this summer, Robot Explorers examines the amazing and sometimes unexpected discoveries of the unmanned space probes launched at the end of the last century. This program also includes a brief live sky tour that will focus on some of the latest information from our robot explorers.


The Organization for Bat Conservation presents day AND night programs this summer. In addition to twice daily tours of the Bat Zone, visitors are invited to take a campus walking tour at dusk each Friday night to search for bats living on Cranbrook's campus while learning about the benefits, habitats, and challenges of these fascinating creatures.


For details about programs at the Institute of Science this summer, click here.

Camps at Cranbrook 


Open a world of creativity, exploration, and discovery for your child; enroll them in a Cranbrook summer camp! Cranbrook Schools offers Day, Specialty, Art, Theatre, Robotic, Music and Sports Camps, as well as other programs. Camps that teach survival tactics and the science behind superhero powers are on the docket at Cranbrook Institute of Science. At Cranbrook Art Museum, kids can learn to become curators, architects or designers with daily experiences in our galleries and Collections Wing. For college-bound students and those who want to explore their creative sides, Cranbrook Summer Art Institute utilizes the rich resources available at Cranbrook Academy of Art to explore the studio arts. 

Click here for more info and to register. 

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