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“Small but wonderful”

Cranbrook Institute of Science
Sterling Heights
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Small but wonderful”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

Great displays. It has everything: a T Rex, mammoth, gemstones galore, and a display explaining plate tectonics.

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Madison Heights, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best for school age kids.”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

You could spend quite some time exploring everything here. If your kids are under 7, only plan to spend about 1-2 hours at a time and definitely buy the membership. Older kids may like to stay longer. We didn't do the extras like the bats, but look forward to seeing it next time. It seems easier to go in off Woodward rather than Lone Pine Rd.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great hands on experience”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

It is hard to be "different" in the science museum world, but Cranbrook gives it a good try. Again, this is a very approachable museum - not over whelming at all. Terrific for young children.

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Detroit, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great museum”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

don't miss the planetarium! it has the hands down BEST shows, better than the Hadyn Planetarium in NY!

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Woooooooooah~!”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

This place has a wonderful set up for children and adults alike~ Plenty to learn about and experiment with-- and you still learn somethings about what you're looking at!!

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