Doom of the Dinosaurs exclusive members-only preview  
Feb. 7 | 5:30 - 8:00pm

Be the first to learn about the Earth’s mass extinctions and view rare full-sized casts of dinosaur skeletons as we unveil the Institute’s newest exhibit to members. In addition to previewing the exhibit, members will enjoy a special presentation: Searching for the Latest Dinosaurs in North America: 3 Decades of Fieldwork in the Latest Cretaceous Rock of the American West. This dynamic experience, presented by fossil-hunter and paleontologist John Hankla, will begin at 7:00pm in the Institute’s auditorium. Seats are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP at or by calling 248 645.3245.
Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next? 
Feb. 8 - Sept. 1, 2019

Take a journey through mass extinctions that altered the planet and explore prehistoric times when the last known dinosaurs ruled the land . Adults and children alike will be enamored by the full-size casts of dinosaur skeletons. Guests can examine extinct creatures once found in Michigan, test their knowledge of dinosaurs and the Earth’s past five mass extinctions, and decide for themselves if humans are the next species destined for extinction.  
Don't Forget...
  • We’ll be closed Saturday, Feb. 9 for a private event. We’ll see you February 10!
  • The Institute of Science will be open President’s Day Feb. 18 from 10am – 5pm
  • Registration for our 2019 summer camps is now open. Check out our website for programs, dates, and prices. 
  • Fuel your Scout’s passion for learning with Cranbrook Institute of Science. Visit our website for Scout program offerings, prices, and registration. 
Science Corner
Cool Science Stuff from Around the Globe...
Cranbrook Institute of Science recently obtained a new meteorite, the Allende meteorite, which was originally part of a massive fireball that broke up over Chihuahua, Mexico on February 8, 1969. The Allende meteorite is classified as a Carbonaceous chondrite, with certain elements of the meteorite dating back to 4.568 billion years, which is roughly 30 million years older than Earth. The meteorite is currently on display in a vitrine in the Astronomy Gallery at the Institute of Science. Come take a look for yourself!
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