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The Institute is Open for Martin Luther King Day

In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, the Institute of Science will be open from 10am to 5pm on Monday, January 19. Planetarium shows will be offered at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm, and bat programs at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. The Science Shop Presents free activities during story time at 11:30am and 2:30pm, and the chance to design a friendship bracelet for ages 8 and up at 12:30pm and 3:30pm.
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Cranbrook Institute of Science
January 2015

Happy New Year! We hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.


The Institute of Science started the New Year by preparing for a new program for adults 21 and over only entitled CIS After Dark. You've probably brought your kids to the Institute for camp or a visit, and we think it's time for something just for you! CIS After Dark offers three Thursday nights out that will each feature unique experiences and a chance to explore science after hours. The first event is Thursday January 15, followed by events in February and March. See details within.


We marked the end of 2014 with the closing of National Geographic's Women of Vision. Cranbrook was honored to host the first stop outside of the East Coast for this remarkable national exhibition. We're currently preparing for our next temporary exhibition which opens in February. Cranbrook Space Odyssey will offer visitors the opportunity to explore the cosmos for one of the most unique objects known to science in Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists, and get a look at the latest research from the Hubble Space Telescope.


We look forward to seeing you soon.


Go Science!

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New Program at the Institute of Science Offers an Evening of Science and Fun for Adults
The Institute lunches a new adults-only program when CIS After Dark begins on January 15. Three Thursday evening events will highlight a different thematic topic - from evolution to sex - and will include a cash bar and the opportunity to explore the museum after dark. Lecture, activities, and experiences will make for an interesting alternative to a typical night out. We'll Evolve After Dark in January, Love After Dark in February, and Taste After Dark in March. Tickets start at just $10 for Members. For more information or to register, visit our website.
Cranbrook and The Nature Conservancy Present Science Talks Lecture Series 2015
Cranbrook and The Nature Conservancy are partnering again to present four Thursday night lectures at the Institute of Science from February through May 2015. Nature Conservancy scientists will discuss a wide range of topics related to the Great Lakes Region including its rivers, algae blooms on Lake Erie, and Michigan's unique sand dunes. Each lecture begins with a 6:30pm cash bar and snack, followed by a 7pm lecture. Tickets are $10 per lecture for members of Cranbrook Institute of Science and The Nature Conservancy, and $12 per lecture for the general public. Click to review speakers and topics. Register online or call 248 645.3210.
Young Scientists Ask Who Eats Whom?
The Young Scientist Programs prepares for winter, examines the food chain and more in January as we investigate the wonders of the natural world on select Thursdays through March 25, 2015. Hands-on activities in physics, chemistry, botany, ecology, the solar system and other scientific topics make scientific concepts a real experience for kids 3-7. For dates, topics and times, click here. All participants must pre-register by calling 248 645.3210.
Scouting Programs Available Through May 2015
Only at Cranbrook Institute of Science can Boy and Girl Scouts dig for fossils, soar into outer space, or spend a night in a Museum sleeping among the exhibits! The Institute's Scouting programs offer Scouts the chance to work with professional scientists who are active in their fields and the opportunity to interact with a unique, world-class collection of objects and artifacts. Our experts work with your group to teach Scouts about a variety of scientific topics through interactive workshops and hands-on activities. Workshop fees include the cost of general admission. For more information about Scouting at Cranbrook click here.
Indoor Exploration and Survival Outdoors-It's Summer Camp 2015!
Cranbrook Institute of Science is now taking reservations for curious campers who want to explore science this coming summer. Campers ages 5-14 are invited to register now to utilize Cranbrook's 319-acre "outdoor laboratory" and the resources of a museum to discover the wonder of science and create a lifetime of memories and learning experiences. Week-long camps begin June 22 and run through August 10. To review camp selections visit our website or call 248 645.3210 for a 2015 Explore Science Summer Camp Guide.
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