SCHEDULE ALERT: Cranbrook Institute of Science will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 26, 2020.
Free First Friday: Pre-Register today!
November 6, 2020
10am - 1:00pm | 2:00 - 5:00pm | 6:00 - 9:00pm

Explore science and natural history for FREE. Receive free general admission to the Institute of Science, courtesy of Masco Corporation. As space is limited, pre-registration for all guests, including members, is required. Sign up today on our website to save your spot!
Watch FREE lessons about our greatest natural resource
Thank you to the teachers, students, and parents who all tuned in to this year’s virtual Rouge River Water Festival. We also want to extend a big thank you to Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and Jim Nash for collaborating with us, and to Pure Oakland Water for their support.

If you missed the Zoom lessons or Facebook Lives - don’t fret! To learn about how much water is on the planet, how water shapes the Earth, and more, all four lessons can be found in one playlist on the Cranbrook Institute of Science Youtube channel.
Member Exclusive: Lecture Series
November 12, 2020 | 7:30pm 
November 14, 2020 | 9:30am

To our Institute of Science members, we’re offering FREE, 30-minute virtual educational programs via Zoom each month that will cover a vast expanse of science and natural history topics that will excite and engage the whole family.

The second Thursday of each month will feature a program for adults, and there will be an interactive program, designed for children, the second Saturday of each month. We’ll be sharing additional information about the topics and how to register through email, the Institute’s Facebook page, and our website in advance of the first lecture on November 12.
Don’t Forget
  • Give the gift of science exploration this holiday season! Cranbrook Institute of Science memberships are available to gift to the ones you love. For more information, or to purchase a membership, visit the membership page on our website. Note: When purchasing a gifted membership please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
  • Interested in learning more about upcoming events happening at the Institute of Science or virtually? Just follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or visit our website.
  • Reflections Café will reopen for special hours the week of November 24. We invite you to check our website for more information. 
Science Corner
We are thrilled to share with you that this year’s Women Rock Science gala raised more than $250,000! Because of our valued supporters, we’re able to continue our mission of bringing STEAM education to PreK-12 students in underserved communities throughout Michigan. The funds raised support the Institute’s Service to Others initiatives, and are designed to ignite curiosity for children in the areas of STEAM. Annually, nearly 34,000 students benefit from the Institute’s outreach programs. 

In case you missed it, we invite you to hear from our incredible educators and scientists on the impact these funds are making:
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