If you are the parent of children between the ages of three and eight, and you’re looking for interesting ways to introduce them to science, plan an outing to the Cranbrook Institute of Science Discovery Center for an interactive exploration.

In the center, you’ll find more than a dozen modules containing objects about a subject. The interactive part happens when you select a module that your children are curious about then use the toys, games, props and activities to discover the topics together.

The center offers a range of themes from animals like owls and snakes to cultures and countries like Native Americans and Egypt.

Children can also play dress up with the center’s collection of international costumes. As they strut and twirl, parents can talk about the people and the countries from which the costumes originate.

The center is free with admission to the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Details at www.science.cranbrook.edu.

Content provided by Oakland University.


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