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Cranbrook Institute of Science

39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
248 645 3200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Educational Sites, Natural History Museums
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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

As part of the ASTC Travel Passport Program we received free entry to this natural science museum. Very educational but more for teens and adults. Most interesting part was learning about the Ice Age and it's effects on carving out Michigan's current landscape. This museum has a discovery center for kids (just a small room) in the basement but my... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This museum of natural history (with additional Art museum too) is a gem based on overall experience we had during the Halloween Science event. Beside countless hands on demos (one involving ice cream making and tasting ) we enjoyed the architectural intricacies of the many art deco buildings, the statues, the Cranbrook gardens and the nature walk. This is a... More

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134 reviews 134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

First time to Cranbrook. Took 5 and 7 year old to participate in special Halloween event for 2 hours. It was nice mix of Halloween, museum, science and craft activities. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Volunteers and staff were excellent. Science was educational. Crafts were clever and well staffed. Great way to engage the kids without devices (ipads, computer games, etc.).... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I took my three year old granddaughter there. She enjoyed the gem and mineral exhibit and the hands on interactive section. They have a planetarium and had a bat exhibit. I heard that these are worth the extra fee but we did not go. We didn't stay long since it wasn't that engaging for her. She enjoyed the Detroit Science... More

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New York City, New York
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289 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Cranbrook is a large public estate in the suburbs of Detroit. Home to a school, museums and wide public areas. Take a stroll through Cranbrook any time of the year. It will be one of the highlights of your visit to Detroit.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit and see their mineral collection. Very interactive for children and my nephew enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit. Weekend there is a bat tour which we absolutely loved it even had a two toed sloth name "Mo". All in all a fun activity for all. A must see if you are in the Metro Detroit area.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A gem in the middle of metro Detroit suburbs! The Cranbrook campus is beautiful and full of 20th c. Architecture and sculptures throughout. Includes information on natives, dinosaurs, bird migration, some hands on physics exhibits, small salt water aquarium, extensive geology collection and more. They have a planetarium, for and extra fee but worth it, an observatory with a solar... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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172 reviews 172 reviews
58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It is a great place to see to keep pace with all of the changes that take place there. I will put it on my annual list of places to see.

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Bloomfield Hills
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Should make this an annual event for the special exhibits. Learn something new and be entertain eat the same time. Hands on stuff too.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

THe institute and the museum are both fascinating and can be compared with any of the world standard, surprised to find in a high school

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