Every third Thursday, from July 2023 through June 2024, visitors can receive free admission to Cranbrook Art Museum from 11am–8pm AND Cranbrook Institute of Science from 5–8pm. Cranbrook Art Museum remains free on all remaining Thursdays of each month. Visitors are requested to register in advance to visit Cranbrook Institute of Science via their website. Walk-ins are welcome, but entrance is not guaranteed due to capacity limits.

This September, join us for Free Third Thursdays – Teen Edition! Jumpstart your school year creativity with a trip to Cranbrook Art Museum! Explore and experience art and design through hands-on, minds-on activities. Participants will receive a teen guide to the exhibition Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other, curatorial staff will be stationed in the galleries to discuss the artwork on view, and making activities will be available in the Art Lab.  

Free and open to the public, families welcome, youth under 15 should be accompanied by an adult.


Free Third Thursdays is a program sponsored by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.