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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bloomfield Hills' Cranbrook Institute of Science

The Cranbrook Campus, a National Historic Landmark, consists of 315 acres in Bloomfield Hills.  It began in the early 1900's, a creation of Ellen Scripps Booth and George Booth (of Detroit News) whose father was born in Cranbrook, England. The Institute of Science has Michigan's only fully reproduced T-Rex, an observatory, a planetarium and a live bat show. The Bat Zone is in a separate building containing 150 bats. The Eliel Saarinen designed museum building  is open every day except Monday. The beautiful grounds are frequently used by joggers, hikers and bikers.

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