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Cranbrook Institute of Science

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Address: 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5162
Phone Number: 248 645 3200
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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An excellent mid-size science museum

I have been going here for 45+ years and I always learn something when I attend. Lots of natural history and early native culture, but there is a hands-on physics room, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John J
Waterford, Michigan
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Waterford, Michigan
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going here for 45+ years and I always learn something when I attend. Lots of natural history and early native culture, but there is a hands-on physics room, a world-class precious mineral collection, a nice planetarium, and rotating special exhibits. Lots of special programs for all ages, lots of great stuff for younger (4 - 12 yo)... More 

Thank John J
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Located in an architecturally-interesting building on the fantastic Cranbrook grounds, this must be one of the best attractions in the area. We especially enjoyed the bat exhibit (extra charge).

Thank Robert R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The enviroment, the lawns, the fountains, the flowers..easily can spend many hours exploring and enjoying.

Thank msannnyc
Bloomfield Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great place for kinds and adults. Lots of interactive exhibits. On the lower level they have changing exhibits; these have included bats, the human body ( where children could climb their way through the ear, intestinal tract, heart, etc.) money and many others. They also have a planetarium

Thank Betty R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Great planetarium and science exhibits. Temporary bat display was fantastic with lots of interesting real live bats. Highly recommend. Perfect for kids and adults on a beautiful campus with a worthwhile museum close by

Thank postal49740
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

My daughter recently had a field trip here in Cranbrook Institute of Science, the place is surprisingly big and there are so much to see. The bats enclosures were very interesting. It's definitely worth to visit especially for kids!

Thank Kab4482
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Located in the heart of Cranbrook's lovely campus, the science museum p resents biology, environmental science, geology and some anthropology in a relatively compact and well lit space.

Thank pyrolithos
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

T Rex skeleton, full sized stuffed bear, puma, cougar, mastodons. beautiful birds, plus lots more science exhibits make this a worthwhile afternoon outing.

Thank Patty M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

A very nice museum with plenty to see. The grounds are spectacular. Another attraction that is best approached by bicycle. Ride around the grounds and stop to see the museum.

Thank DogDoggie
New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Cranbrook Institute of Science was a place I would go to with my father when I was a young girl. I loved it then and love it now. I decided to take my granddaughter and her parents back in November. Watching my granddaughters eyes in wonderment at all the museum has to offer, from historical exhibits, to the preserved animals... More 

Thank Elaine Y

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