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Cranbrook Institute of Science August 2016
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Head to the Rainforest!
New Planetarium Program
Bat Zone Open
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The Institute Takes Visitors to the Rainforest this Summer

Journey through the Rainforest Adventure in the ultimate "staycation" event at the Institute of Science this summer. Interactive components in a maze-like setting present physical and mental challenges in the descent through the four layers of the rainforest to reveal the ways in which all forms of life adapt to their surroundings. Exhibits of live animals found in the rainforest allow for an up close look at some the rainforest's most unusual residents. Rainforest Adventure is free with museum admission.

Journey through the Electromagnetic Spectrum in Cosmic Colors

As part of the daily planetarium programs offered throughout the summer, the Institute presents Cosmic Colors, an in-depth look at the science behind color. Viewers will earn about the color spectrum, take a tour of a plant leaf and the human eye, and even see the actual color of a dinosaur based on the most recently discovered evidence. This amazing adventure runs through September 4.

Bat Zone Open for Tours and Friday Night Bat Walks

After a nearly year-long renovation, the Bat Zone is now re-opened for daily tours through Labor Day. In addition to bat residents, guests will see a sloth, sugar gliders, and a skunk in their nocturnal home. Every Friday night until August 24, special tours allow visitors to join bat experts in search of bats on the beautiful grounds of Cranbrook. Watch bats dip and dive over ponds, see bats fly through the sky, and listen to echolocation with sophisticated bat detectors. Information about the bat houses on Cranbrook's campus, and how to draw bats to your own yard is included in every tour. Spend a summer evening searching for the creatures of the night.