SCHEDULE ALERT: Cranbrook Institute of Science will be closed on December 24, 25, 31, 2020, and January 1, 2021. 
Life on Earth Exhibit: Now Open!
We invite you to explore and get an up-close look at unique specimens and visual elements that present the complexities of Earth’s biodiversity in our newest, permanent exhibit: Life on Earth! Guests of all ages will learn about the most unusual organisms, including rock eating bacteria, parasitic worms, and jellyfish, and get a glimpse of the rare pangolin, also known as a scaly anteater.

The new exhibit is included with the purchase of a general museum admission ticket.
Member Exclusive: FREE Lecture Series
Behind the Scenes: Life on Earth exhibit | December 10, 2020 | 7:30pm 

Bugs Galore! | December 12, 2020 | 9:00am
Join the Institute’s Head of Astronomy and Exhibits and Exhibits Team Member as they walk visitors through our newest permanent exhibit: Life on Earth. Together, you can explore a few of their favorite artifacts on display and learn about what went into creating this interactive exhibit.
Meet beetles, roaches, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, and more in Bugs Galore! Our educator, and bug expert, will give your family a behind-the-scenes look into the Institute’s live bug collection. Make sure to share with us which one is your favorite!
All experiences in this series are FREE to Institute of Science members. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook and Instagram channels to learn about what your family can explore in January and beyond.
NEW! Explore Cranbrook Membership
We are excited to share with you that you can now explore all of Cranbrook’s campus with just ONE membership. This membership will provide you with free general admission for you and one guest, and all children living in your household, to: 
  • Cranbrook Art Museum 
  • Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research campus walking tours (2 dates available, TBD) 
  • Cranbrook Institute of Science permanent collections 
  • Cranbrook House & Gardens’ regularly scheduled tours 

Plus, you’ll receive exclusive invitations to exhibition openings and other special offers. For more information please visit
Don’t Forget
  • Purchase a Cranbrook Institute of Science membership December 26 or 27, 2020, for yourself or as a gift, and receive 10% off. BONUS: You will also receive 13 months for the price of 12. To receive this special, the membership must be purchased at the front desk at the museum. 
  • Interested in learning more about upcoming events happening at the Institute of Science or virtually? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram or visit our website.
  • All guests must pre-register on our website prior to visiting the museum. We invite you to review our safety and cleaning procedures in advance of your visit.
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