Campus Tours

Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour: The Stones of Cranbrook
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10am – 12:30pm
Tour starts at Cranbrook Institute of Science
$25 (includes admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science)
Like rocks? So do we! John Zawiskie, Curator of Earth and Life Sciences, leads the way with an introduction to Michigan’s geology and the Institute’s renowned Mineral Collection followed by a walking tour of some great glacial erratic boulders and the enigmatic stone Arrival Feature. The tour ends at Cranbrook House with a lesson or two from James Cameron of Cameron Stone Masonry on how Cranbrook’s impressive stone fences and walls were built—and recently restored.
Admission is $25 per person and includes admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science, where the tour begins. Please call 248.645.3307 to register.

Patronage and Collaboration: Cranbrook’s Pewabic Pottery Installations

Thursday, August 4 & 25, 2016
1 - 4:30pm

Walking tour includes Saarinen House, Cranbrook Campus Hoey Hall, Kingswood Green Lobby and study hall, Rainbow Fountain, Thornlea House, and Christ Church Cranbrook. Wear comfortable shoes.

Tickets are $45 per adult and $35 per full-time student. Ticket price includes admission to Cranbrook Art Museum where the tour begins. 

Call 248.645.3307 to register.

The Cranbrook Vision: Architecture, Landscape and Sculpture Campus Walking Tour

Private tours of our campus can be arranged with advance notice.  Please call 248.645.3307 to make reservations.

In keeping with Cranbrook’s Arts & Crafts origins, the tour touches on artistic elements including historical plantings, stunning vistas, and intricate brickwork on building elevations. Preservation issues are also addressed. Select interiors will be explored, most notably the original Cranbrook School for Boys Dining Hall where visitors are immersed in one of Eliel Saarinen’s great “total works of art.