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Cranbrook Institute of ScienceJune 2015
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Getting Connected
Asteroid Day
Evening Bat Walk
Cranbrook Space Odyssey
Summer Camp 2015
Annual Fund Campaign
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Cranbrook Institute of Science is ready to be your summer destination for Science with special events and experiences for the entire family. Celebrate the season and start planning your summer fun now. Join us and explore.


Go Science! 

The Nature Conservancy Explores "Getting Connected"

SCIENCE TALKS, the Institute's popular lecture series in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, concludes its spring series on June 11 when Mary Khoury explains what "connectivity' means in Michigan's river systems and why it is so important. Lecture begins with a cash bar at 6:30pm, followed by a 7 to 8pm lecture. Tickets are $10 per person. Register online or call 248 645.3210. Visit the Institute's YouTube channel to see previous lectures in the series.
CIS AFTER DARK: Camp For Grown Ups!
CIS After Dark, an evening of science and fun for adults 21+ presents "Camp After Dark" on Thursday, June 25 from 7 until 11pm. Who says kids get to have all the fun? We'll blend well-loved summer camp activities with well-mixed cocktails for a not-so-traditional camp experience. Gaze at the summer stars in the observatory, practice your native hunting skills, race boats, toss water balloons, and more. Delicious meals and snacks are available for purchase from Reflections Café throughout the evening. Pre-registered ticket are $10 for Members, $15 General, and $20 for everyone at the door. Cash bar. Register today.

Asteroid Day is a Blast!

Cranbrook joins the international celebration of Asteroid Day on Saturday July 11 from noon until 4pm. A global movement, Asteroid Day (actual date, June 30) was established to heighten awareness of the potential threat asteroids pose to life on earth. The Institute of Science is hosting a series of activities, displays, and lectures in observance of the event, including the recently revised Rocks from Space exhibit, the chance to inspect and handle genuine meteorites and asteroid impact glass; and lessons in how to distinguish meteorites from "meteor wrongs." Join us to learn more about the asteroid threat!

Take an Evening Bat Walk

Experts from the Organization for Bat Conservation invite guests of join them every Friday and Saturday night from June 19 until August 29 as they venture across Cranbrook's campus in the search for bats. Watch bats dip and dive over ponds, listen to their echolocation with bat detectors, and learn how bats impact our local environment and even economy. Bring comfortable shoes and bug spray. Tickets are $5 per person with museum admission. Times vary based on sunset.

Enter a Black Hole and Join the Hubble Space Mission in Cranbrook Space Odyssey

Discover the universe around you during Cranbrook Space Odyssey through August 31. Search the cosmos for one of the most unique objects known to science in Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists, and explore the Hubble Space Telescope in  New Views of the Universe. Interactive exhibits, objects and artifacts on loan and from the Institute's own collections, and the Institute's astronomical resources, launch the visitor into an intergalactic experience! Cranbrook Space Odyssey is free with admission. Join us the week of June 22 for a special sneak peek at the daily planetarium programming that begins July 5.

Indoor Exploration and Outdoor Survival - 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 to 13 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. Got a Hunger Games fan in the house? Check out "Cranem Survival Camp." 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.

Be a Superhero for Science by Supporting the 2015 Annual Fund Campaign

Leap into action and support science by making a gift today! Your superhero effort will help us: 

  • Provide exciting hands-on activities; 
  • Offer comprehensive educational programming; 
  • Present unique exhibits, and;  
  • Maintain one of the most extensive natural history collections in the country! 

Thanks in advance for rising to the occasion!