Hatching the Past Exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

hatching the past

Are your kids dinosaur obsessed?  Are you tired of picking up little plastic dinosaurs around the house?

Well, there is a way that you can celebrate their love of dinosaurs…without junking up your house.

It’s an exhibit called, “Hatching the Past,” which is an unusual way of examining dinosaurs because the exhibit examines them through the nests, eggs and embryos.  A great place to take your kids over the Labor Day weekend!

This remarkable interactive exhibition offers an astounding array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the globe.  A captivating experience for all ages, Hatching the Past invites visitors to touch real dinosaur bones, study reconstructed nests, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations and view animated video presentations.  Cranbrook’s exhibit will include an exclusive collection of fossils and fossil casts.

The exhibit is at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, located at 39221 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills.  Usually, we see dinosaurs as big, huge scary creatures, but here the exhibit takes a look at them when they are tiny and cute—well, tiny anyway.

This exhibit offers onlookers a rare chance to see real dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world. Visitors, however, can do more than look. You can really touch actual dinosaur bones.

Additionally, visitors can do some hands on stuff, such as dig for eggs. There are also videos to watch, as well. Better hurry, the exhibit lasts through September 6.

The museum’s hours are 10 am to 5 pm, except on Fridays from 10 am to 10 pm. Admission fees for adults are $9, and for children over the age of two, it’s $7.  However, you can save a few dollars by going Friday after 5 pm, when admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children

For more information call 248-645-3209.

Karen Pier Hunt lives in Oakland County with her wonderful husband and two children. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Karen has been a stockbroker, freelance writer and substitute teacher. A lifelong Michigander, her French roots in Detroit go back three hundred years. This combination of education, work experience and being an expert about the Detroit area has made her savvy to having fun and style with her family on a budget in Oakland County.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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