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Cranbrook Institute of Science

Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Phone Number: 248 645 3200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Educational Sites, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I took my family with 3 teenage children to the Woman of Vision exhibition. It is an excellent photography exhibit by the woman of National Geographic. It can be done in about an hour and lead to great conversations about the world while we walked through the Cranbrook Gardens. Leave yourself a couple of hours and get lost at Cranbrook,... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

With children grown it was many years since we visited this museum. Now with grandchildren I could not believe how a very good museum graduated to excellent. Our kids were completely engaged. The variety of exhibits were both interesting and educational. If I entered this museum in another city I would be telling everyone how you must visit. For visitors... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A favorite of my grandson and myself! He loves it here and is always fascinated by new exhibits and new discoveries. He started his mineral collection here from the wonderful gift shop. We have great memories, love talking with the students and getting instruction. We had a wonderful time in the planetarium one evening, when we were the only ones... More 

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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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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667 reviews 667 reviews
289 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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