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Cranbrook Institute of Science

39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5162
+1 248-645-3200
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Good museum, amazing staff

The exhibits are good, though a bit outdated perhaps - other than the rotating one which costs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan B
via mobile

There are wonderful and intriguing exhibits. The planetarium is a must. We always enjoy the mineral... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arthur Z
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5162
+1 248-645-3200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits are good, though a bit outdated perhaps - other than the rotating one which costs more. The staff, however, are the warmest I've ever encountered at a science museum.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are wonderful and intriguing exhibits. The planetarium is a must. We always enjoy the mineral exhibits. It is perfect for pre-teens and especially the 4-9 year olds.

Thank Arthur Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never heard of the Cranbrook institute. Recommended by a friend at the hotel so off we went. This is a prep school tucked away on some of the most beautiful grounds we've ever seen. Went to see the Institute of science. Not large but packed...More

Thank Aud542
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We came to meet a friend here when we went to Michigan with our 4 year old twins. The institute is the perfect size and contents for 4 year olds. We went on a scavenger hunt and they loved -- and found! -- what they...More

Thank phillytraveler71
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a a small gem. The Cranbrook neighborhood is beautiful. The museum is surrounded by nature and well kept gardens. The Tutankhamen exhibit was very well designed and organized. Beautiful artifacts and very informative displays. Love the fact that there were pictures of the...More

Thank Morella U
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Good place for kids to have some quality time in understanding the exhibits related to science. They can have interaction and provide some guided tours by the museum staff. Excellent collection for a small place.

Thank PNRao
Reviewed 14 July 2017

very small museum. exhibits were difficult to understand. definitely geared toward the pretentious people that make up the "institute". couldn't see paying extra for the planetarium featuring a sesame street show.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Was pleased to discover this museum after scrambling for a Friday night activity with kids once our original plans got rained out (Tigers game). Late Friday and Saturday hours are a huge plus. The basic museum is fun and we spent about an hour there...More

2  Thank John R
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

On a hot Friday morning , the science museum was a lovely and informative visit. Ample parking and lovely grounds with sculptures and a fountain pool welcomed us. For a nominal fee we entered and were mesmerized by the prehistoric exhibits , rocks, plants and...More

1  Thank 12,318
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This little museum is great for many reasons. The normal exhibits are nice and fun for local kids. Also, they ave great programs and special events throughout the year--especially in the planetarium.

1  Thank Allise W
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