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Michigans Museum of Natural History Bloomfield Hills

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Michigans Museum of Natural History
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills
MI
48303
Tel: 248.645.3200

Where are we going today?

The world is a wonderful place, and space is an amazing place (of what we know about it!) - so why not get the whole family exploring it ALL at Michigan's Museum of Natural History!? Located in the Cranbrook Institute of Science, this hands-on and interactive experience is perfect for the whole family to learn AND have fun!

How about we start with SPACE! The Acheson Planetarium allows you to experience and explore our amazing universe - and there is a LOT to explore! With state of the art star projectors and 360 degree experiences, you will see the sky like you never have before! 

Bats! No, we haven't gone batty - we mean those cute little creatures that hang upside down. The Organization for Bat Conservation give you a behind the scenes look at those amazing creatures.

All of the creatures that are in the Bat Zone - including skunks, owls, and even sloths, are injured or orphaned, so cannot be released into the wild, but are well cared for an give children a great opportunity to get up close to these sweet animals and learn all about the environment and conservation. 

Do you have a few green thumbs in the family? (We don't mean those creative kiddies with the paintbrush!) The Erb Family Science Garden has a number of features and plants which can introduce you to the beauty of nature.

Don't forget about those 11 permanent galleries which teach children SO many thing! They can step back into the ice age, or discover objects from the Great Lakes of North America, and find out what happened to those impressive Mastodons. 

With shows and programs to top off your learning experience, Michigan's Museum of Natural History will certainly leave you knowing so much about our amazing planet!

Don't we live in a wonderful world! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$13
  • Children$9.50 (Ages 2 to 12)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tues to Thurs / 10am - 10pm Fri & Sat / 12pm - 4pm Sunday

All year round. Closed Mondays.

Teachers corner

Teachers are free with the field trips! It's a great learning experience for the kids, and there are a number of programs to explore for them .

I'm Hungry!

There is a cafe where you can pick up lunch or snacks to fill those educated tummies! .

Any Top Tips?

Why not have your birthday party at the museum! There are a number of packages to choose from you ensure you get the perfect one for you.

Doing our bit

The museum is all about education, so each exhibit is designed to teach kids something new and fascinating .

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just speak to someone when you arrive to see what help they can offer you .

Can I get one of those?

Get that pocket money out because there is a science shop where you can pick up some fun and educational items.

More information

The observatory is free with admission but the bat zone tour is extra. .

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    I've taken my son hundreds of times, we create a new adventure each time

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    The museum is free :) I go very frequently with my three year old and one year old boys. They love it!! Very cool dinosaur fossil exhibits, animals, etc. No complaints from us

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    A bit old, but everything works and looks nice.

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