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CIS After Dark
Kaleidoscope of Science
BATS: Superheroes of the Night
Summer Camp
Lecture Series Returns
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Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to the Institute of Science is FREE after 5pm on Friday, February 5. The Observatory and Café will be open. Tickets to BATS: Superheroes of the Night, and planetarium programs are available at an additional charge.

Please note the Institute of Science will be open on Presidents Day, Monday, February 15 and will offer planetarium programs on the hour from 11:30am thru 3:30pm.

On Saturday, February 27 the museum is open only to those attending the Girl Scouts Kaleidoscope of Science Fun event. See details within.
The Institute of Science will be closed on Sunday, February 28. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

CIS After Dark is a Night at the Museum for Adults

Just in time for Valentine's Day the Institute's popular CIS After Dark evening series for adults 21+ takes on the topic of Love on February 11 at 7pm. We'll look at scandalous romances throughout history, play "Love Trivia", make "nerdy" Valentines, and more. Headline Speaker Stephanie Tong will discuss social media and how it affects the way we court. Every CIS After Dark experience is unique and offers the chance to discover and socialize during a kid-free night at the museum. Join us to discover CIS After Dark.
ScienceNow Offers Continuing Science Education Opportunities
The Institute's new ScienceNow program offers classes for adults and kids, a book club, lectures, and more. Designed for those looking to do a little "something extra" in their free time, ScienceNow experiences cover a wide range of topics and interests. Well go beneath the surface to discover how Earth works in a five-part Geology program for adults, and introduce kids to 3D modeling and game design. Join us Thursday, February 18 to discuss our first book of the month, The Martian by Andy Weir. Explore ScienceNow.

Kaleidoscope of Science Offers Girl Scouts a Scientific Experience

CIS and Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan partner for Kaleidoscope of Science Fun on Saturday, February 27 from 4-8 pm. Scouts will explore the science fun of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology, and can attend an interactive physics auditorium program, visit the observatory, test pH levels, examine micro beads, discover the wonders of fossils, and much more. This event is open to all Girl Scouts and their families. Ticket prices are $9 scouts/siblings and $7 adults. Tickets must be purchased in advance through GSSEM.

BATS: Superheroes of the Night gets BIGGER and BETTER in February

The superheroes of the night ":morph" when the Malayan Flying Foxes move into the BATS: Superheroes of the Night exhibition in early February. The Malayan Flying Fox is the largest species of bat in the world, weighing around 2 pounds and boasting 5-6 foot wingspans. Other changes to the exhibition include the chance to meet the robot bat, study a model of a bat skeleton as big as a human, and get a close up look at specimens of bats from around the world. Superheroes of the Night is a 5000-square-foot bat immersion unlike any offered at the Institute of Science ever before. Watch for special events throughout the exhibit run!

Register Now for Summer Camp

The Institute of Science is looking for curious campers from kindergartners through 10th graders to explore at Cranbrook this summer. Join us for unique experiences each week as campers tackle new activities, experiments, and adventures, including a family overnight astronomy option this year. Explore specific dates and camps.

The Nature Conservancy Lecture Series Returns

The Institute's popular Lecture Series in partnership with the Nature Conservancy returns with three lectures featuring Nature Conservancy Scientists who are actively engaged in research in the Great Lakes region. On March 3, Associate State Director Dr. Patrick Doran, presents The Nature of Cities. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the world's population will live in cities. How can nature help build resilient urban communities around the world and right here in Detroit? Every lecture begins with a Meet and Greet the Scientist and cash bar at 6:30pm, followed by a 7pm lecture and Q & A ending by 8pm. Tickets are $12 per person for the general public, and $10 for Institute and Nature Conservancy Members. Register online.