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Cranbrook Institute of Science

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Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Phone Number: 248 645 3200
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Fun place for all ages

The Cranbrook grounds are lovely and the museum, although not huge, has great planetarium shows,classes for kids and many interesting exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Cranbrook grounds are lovely and the museum, although not huge, has great planetarium shows,classes for kids and many interesting exhibits.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a hidden gem that must be seen to appreciate all that is there for you to look at and enjoy. They offer many opportunities for group tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

With lots of interactive exhibits this is a great way to spend a day with kids indoors. The planetarium shows are a must for kids 5 and up.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

One of the first areas you go to is about dinosaurs. Talk about a BIG CHICKEN. One roasted chicken breast would feed my whole village! I've been to lots of museums around the world dealing with natural history. Even though this may be on the small to medium side, it's one of the more unique, interesting, different and informative I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You cant go wrong visiting the whole Cranbrook campus: magnificent gardens, world renown sculpture and architecture , the art institute and recently redone science museum for adults and children, Don't forget the planetarium.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I love this museum. It's big enough that you are interested and engaged, but not so large that you are overwhelmed trying to see everything. The minerals and rocks are my absolute favorite, I could spend an hour just looking at the specimens, many of which you can touch. My kids like the dinosaurs, hands on kinetics and butterflies. Added... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I have taken our daughter here a few times, most recently in December 2014. We went to see the Sesame Street iMax presentation in the planetarium, and even at the young age of 2.5, she was able to follow and enjoy the show. I did think the volume was a bit loud, however. She also enjoyed seeing... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went here with the family and a couple friends for the morning to explore. I haven't been to Cranbrook since I was in grade school. There was a lot of really cool information and things to look at. Some of the exhibits are really nice and some are really old and outdated. The T-rex and the dinosaur stuff was really... More 

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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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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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