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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 - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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The museum is easy to tour, architecturally interesting, offers great exhibits, in an incredible community

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The museum is easy to tour, architecturally interesting, offers great exhibits, in an incredible community

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great spot for children and adults. Much to see and do. Interactive. On the grounds of the Cranbrook Community so the drive through is beautiful and historic.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visiting Cranbrook Institute of Science is a wonderful experience where one can roam at ease, visiting all the displays. My grandchildren found the exhibits interesting and exciting and look forward the visiting again

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Livonia, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

the younger girls, 8, love the telescope and the ability to see the moon she has a desire to learn more about the solar system. There were many great things to see and learn. We were walking out buying a family pass as we enjoyed it so much.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went here for Mother's Day outing with my 8 year old son. We had an absolute blast going through the museum. Lots of hands on stuff to do. The Ice Age exhibit was awesome. Didn't get to do the Observatory or Planetarium, but it's on the list for next time! And the Bat Zone was very cool and educational. That... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My kids are big science fans, but every child we know loves this place. They seem to really like bats here, and there is often some wonderful something that includes live bats. To each is own! The kids really go crazy for them.

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Detroit
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My kids have been several times over the years because it is so close to home. The kids always like the hands on activities the best, which are limited here. There is a cool replica of a dinosaur skeleton. We usually spend about an hour and a half, never more than 2 hours here.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
62 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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