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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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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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280 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Honolulu
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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44 helpful votes 44 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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KSA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Like a smaller version of the Smithsonian. Liked the exhibit of gold jewelry by Cranbrook Art Academy grad as an example of the Element "GOLD".

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Clarkston, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband & I wanted to do something close to home for our Anniversary. One of the places we chose was Cranbrook Institute Of Science. It is very hands on for children but enjoyable for adults too. We saw the large dinosaur exhibit, geological exhibit & planetarium. They also have a live bat exhibit. Small groups gather to learn about... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My daughter gave us a family membership this year. I have taken my Grand Kids several times and each time it is like a new experience again. My 6 yr old Grand Son is fascinated by the dinosaur exhibits. I even enjoyed it immensely myself. When it is so hot during these summer days it is a good place to... More

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