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Cranbrook Institute of ScienceOctober 2015
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Halloween Science
New Course Teaches Online Game Design
BATS: Superheroes of the Night
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Halloween Science Celebrates the Science of the Scary

It's time for the creepiest, coolest, scariest, science fun of the year when the Institute of Science presents Halloween Science. Vampire bats, screaming ghosts, haunted hunts, skulls and pelts, slime and more inside will be complemented by explosions and trebuchets launches outside during an evening of science fun. New this year, a Friday evening event on October 16 at 6:30pm, and two sessions on Saturday, October 17 at 11am and 3:30pm, makes planning easy and flexible. Join us for the ultimate in scientific seasonal fun. Costumes are encouraged. Admission to Bats: Superheroes of the Night is free. Halloween Science tickets for pre-registered attendees are $14 per child and $3 per adult for Members, and $17 per child and $5 per adult for the general public. Register online or call 248 645.3210. Walk-up tickets day of the event are an additional $3 each.

New Course Teaches Online Game Design

Do you know a kid who loves video games? Channel their enthusiasm with Introduction to Game Design, a weekend course that allows kids ages 11-15 the unique opportunity create their own video game while learning about game design. Students will combine the basic components of games, such as rules, play mechanics, and level design, to create an enjoyable play experience. Five, 3-hour sessions are held at the Institute of Science every Saturday from October 24 through November 21 from 10am - 1pm. Introduction to Game Design is $180 members, $200 non-Members for the complete five session course. To register, call 248 645.3210.

Discover the Superheroes of the Night

Cranbrook Institute of Science invites visitors to enter the realm of the most mysterious and misunderstood animals on our planet in BATS: Superheroes of the Night. Featuring live bats and created especially for the Institute of Science by the Organization for Bat Conservation, the exhibition uses a comic superhero theme to playfully demonstrate why bats are important, what is threatening them, and how kids and adults can help save these important pollinators, insect eaters, and forest regenerators. Visitors will be introduced to three superhero bats and their corresponding villains, and leave armed with the knowledge they need to be superheroes to bats. This is an all age's experience.


BATS: Superheroes of the Night continues through June 2016. Admission is $5 for the general public, $4 for members, and $3 for seniors and children 2-12 plus museum admission. Children under 2 are free.