Swing Into Fun at Cranbrook on the Green Mini Golf

Practice on 10 custom-designed, art-inspired holes of miniature golf on the historic grounds of Cranbrook Art Museum.

Try something new with your family this summer such as an outdoor miniature golf course, Cranbrook on the Green, at Cranbrook Art Museum. The course is next to the Knoll Walkway and Triton Pool.

Not only will you be able to play golf outside, but all visitors will receive free admission to Cranbrook Art Museum’s indoor galleries.

This article was published on May 15, 2024, by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Coordinator, Kari Zaffarano. Her work included her research and fact-checking expertise to provide the latest and most recent information on Cranbrook on the Green Mini Golf at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills. Questions? Please reach out to kari@metroparent.com.

Quick details about Cranbrook on the Green

Cranbrook on the Green
Photo credit: Danielle deo Owensby

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, May 4-Sept. 22, 2024
  • Cost:$15/adult, $10/ArtMembers and Detroit Residents, $8/ages 11 and under

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online or on-site. They are non-refundable.

Tips for families when visiting Cranbrook on the Green

Cranbrook on the Green
Photo credit: Danielle deo Owensby

  • The course takes around 45 minutes to one hour to complete.
  • Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult to play. Adults do not have to purchase tickets though if they’re not playing.
  • Stay on the golf turf and off the builds and structures at each hole. Also, be mindful of your surroundings and other players on the course.
  • Standard strollers are welcome, but stroller access may be difficult on the soft/difficult terrain. You may also leave your stroller near the Cranbrook on the Green Golf Cart.
  • Outside food and beverages are permitted. If you need to purchase food and beverages while you’re there, check out Fika Café, which will be open during museum hours.
  • From 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings, there will be a beer and wine cash bar for those 21-plus.
  • Photography is allowed on small personal cameras and mobile phones. Tripods are not allowed, however.
  • Share your Instagram experience using #CranbrookMiniGolf and tag us @metroparentmag while you’re there!

Upcoming Cranbrook Art Museum Events for Families

Cranbrook on the Green
Photo credit: Danielle deo Owensby

There are plenty of daily events, lectures and talks, tours and workshops happening at the art museum. Note: Some events require extra pre-booked tickets and all events are subject to change.

Free Third Thursday – The Warm Up: Monoprints (May 16)

Join Cranbrook Art Museum for The Warm Up, a series of Free Third Thursday art-making activities. Explore the endless possibilities of monotypes.

Drop-in Design (May 18-19, 25-26; June 1-2, 8-9, 15)

Self-guided artmaking activities inspired by our current exhibitions will be open to visitors in the Art Lab.

Father’s Day Mini Golf (June 16)

Check out the artist-design miniature golf course on the historic campus. Mini golf admission includes access to the art gallery.

Free Third Thursday – June – Summer Solstice Celebration (June 20)

Celebrate the summer solstice with music by Jared Talaga and David Hurley, sun-themed artmaking on the Peristyle and in the ArtLab, a dance party DJ’ed by Nervous Recs, food trucks, special treats at FIKA Café and more.

Family Day (July 20)

Family Day takes place on the third Saturday and themes change monthly. Explore the galleries through guided activities and get your hands messy with educators in the Art Lab.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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