Trilobite Treasures: Arthropods of the Ancient Seas at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
This family-friendly exhibit takes a journey through the prehistoric life of the ancient seas when arthropods were plentiful. A trilobite is an extinct arthropod. It was an animal with no internal spine, had a body made of joined segments with a hard covering, and was the first known animal to have eyes.
Fossil enthusiasts and families of all ages can explore these ancient specimens in one place. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the unique life and death of these fine Paleozoic creatures that once roamed the Earth during the Cambrian Period, commonly known as the Age of Trilobites.
Event cost: $3/ages 13-plus, $2/standard members, $1/ages 2-12 and ages 65-plus, free/enhanced members and under 2 years old (not including museum admission)
Event times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 31-Sept. 10, 2023
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Teens, Toddlers, Tweens
Neighborhood: Oakland County