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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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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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Go see the Bat Exhibit

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Patty M
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Patty M
WorldWide
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank DogDoggie
New York City, New York, USA
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Elaine Y
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit place when in the are with family, especially kids. You must walk the gorgeous grounds.

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Thank HighHeelsTourist
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

There is a cafe here. Outside snacks are not allowed in. No worries. I would just buy a coffee and bring the kids back down two flights of stairs to an open eating area. But wait. I cannot spend less than $5 at this cafe if I use a credit card. So, after trecking up two flights of stairs, find... More 

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Thank C C
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Cranbrook is always a great choice. We often go on a cool weekend. There are plenty of exhibits to view for all ages. We are yearly members so it makes it easy to go for 1-2 hours.

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Thank bmac48
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Great for youngsters - not much for adults. Grounds make for a pleasant walk.goe by the art museum, too - usually quite modern.

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Thank anitaowl
Northville, Michigan
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My 9 year old son and his cousins loved it but the sad thing about it is if you visited once, it's not worth going back again. Not a whole lot of changes throughout the year but it's awesome for the very first time.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We went here this summer and the kids had a blast! We visited the dinosaur exhibit and the Space exhibit then had lunch in their cafe before heading to the planetarium. Overall great visit!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a nice science museum. The website for this place is not very good so we were not sure what to expect. There are a few dinos (like 2) and a mastodon. It is very educational. The kids had a great time but the best part was the bat exhibit! These are amazing mammals! We did take the tour... More 

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