SCHEDULE ALERT: We are CLOSED to the public September 3 - 17, 2018. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. We look forward to seeing you in a couple weeks! 
Walk into the mind of Leonardo da Vinci in Da Vinci Machines and Robotics
Interact with and explore some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most marvelous creations in Da Vinci Machines and Robotics, presented by PNC Bank. Be face-to-face with his personal drawings, reproductions of da Vinci’s artwork and inventions, and many hands-on machines that put you inside of the mind of the world’s most famous Renaissance Man. Da Vinci is open through Jan. 13, 2019.
Find the best educational programs at the 2018 Metro Parent Education Expo
Academic offerings, school options, enrichment programs, tutoring resources, extracurricular programs, and more! Don’t miss Metro Parent’s 23 rd annual Education Expo on Sept. 30 from noon to 3:30pm, hosted at the Institute. Completely free entry, access to the Institute, ED Talks, and lunch to the first 1,000 attendees is included! Be sure to pre-register today on the Metro Parent w ebsite. 
Get a glimpse of the universe in our observatory

Our modern observatory is an experience you want to get in on! Stop by the Institute and make a request to see what you want in the sky including stars, the Sun, and more. The observatory is free with museum admission and is open every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 to 10pm during daylight saving time, 7:30 - 10pm during standard time, and 1pm to 4pm on the first Sunday of the month for safe viewing of the Sun. Hours can change based on weather conditions, so call ahead at 248 645.3200.
An up-close look at our friend from space at the Institute of Science 

Remember the fireball that lit up the night sky on January 16, 2018? It was actually a small asteroid that exploded in the atmosphere with a force of 10 tons of TNT at an altitude of 20 miles over southeast Michigan. Visitors can get a close-up look at a piece of the asteroid, a 60-gram meteorite found in Hamburg, Mich., loaned to the Institute by Deborah (Wietecha) Grischke, which will be on display in the main gallery now through the end of September. Don’t forget to also check out our other meteorites from around the world we have on display.
Get ready for a spooktacular experience with Halloween Science
It’s back! Investigate spooky science with hands-on activities, make-and-take stations, a virtual, haunted roller coaster ride in the planetarium, and spooktacular science at the Institute’s most popular event: Halloween Science! Dress up in your best costume and join us on Sat., Oct. 27 from 2:30 – 5pm and 6:30 – 9pm, and Sun., Oct. 28 from 11:30am – 2pm. The event is $10 for members and $15 for the general public if you pre-register. Register today!
Explore rare minerals at the Michigan Mineralogical Society club meeting
On Monday, Sept. 10, Institute of Science members are invited to explore rare minerals and fossils and get an in-depth look into the uses of Silicate minerals – the most abundant class of minerals that make up Earth’s surface. At 7pm our doors will open for members to get an up-close view of actual, rare specimens of Silicate minerals and participate in a discussion with Mr. Rick Strapple, an educator in earth sciences and owner of more than 11,000 minerals and fossils. Learn about the industrial uses of Silicates and Quartz, and more at the Institute! Discussion begins at 7:30pm. Learn more on the Michigan Mineralogical Society website.
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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801