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Life on Earth Exhibit at Cranbrook

Kids can discover how the world is connected from Oct. 13, 2011 till Sept. 2, 2012 at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills

The only constant is change, someone once said – and there's plenty of that to explore in Life on Earth, a special exhibit opening Oct. 13, 2011 at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills. From rare fossils to big beasts, it traces creatures through Earth's five (wowza!) major mass extinctions through a total 3.4 million years of evolution, showing why diversity is key to humanity.

Specimens from Cranbrook and other sources cover all of the major groups of plants and animals. There's a Bengal tiger, white rhino, lion, baboon, monkeys and grizzly bear – plus exotic birds, crocs and snakes, marine life, spiders, insects and a stunning collection of butterflies and mollusk shells.

This exhibit runs till Sept. 2, 2012. It's open daily except Mondays and major holidays. Hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon-4 p.m.

Admission is $12.50 per adult, $9.50 per child ages 2-12 and free for kids under 2.

See the Metro Parent listing for the address and more info about the 2011/2012 Life on Earth Exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

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Jan 18, 2012 08:57 am
 Posted by  Aleigha1

Where would I purchase and pick up tickets for your Life on Earth Exhibit? I would like to bring my grand-daughter, a first grade student, on Saturday afternoon.

Also what would be the charge to bring her whole first grade class of 22 from the Holly Elementary School to see the Exhibit one day during the week?

Thank you.
Roxanne Walsh

Jan 18, 2012 09:19 am
 Posted by  Stacey M.

In order to purchase tickets, you would have to go to the Cranbrook Institute of Science, located at 39221 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills. Calling the Cranbrook Institute of Science will give you any of the additional information that you need: 248-645-3200. Price of admission is $12.50 for adults and $9.50 for kids.

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