Cranbrook's 42nd Annual Maple Festival March 13

You can travel in time this weekend to Colonial North America to explore the maple sugaring process and learn about the importance of trade between different cultures.

Cranbrook Institute of Science;s Annual Maple Festival is on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m.

In addition to maple-themed snacks, guests are invited to learn about the science of maple syrup production, listen to the story of sinzibukwud, (the Native American term for maple sugar), and taste the pure sweetness of homemade maple candy and other treats from the Maple Snack Station. In addition to craft projects and hands-on table top activities, timed planetarium shows, story hour, and self-guided walks to the Sugarin' Hut will be available.  In addition, the Science Shop will feature Michigan made maple products to celebrate the day.

Festival tickets are $18 for adults,and $15 for children ages 3-12. Members of Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Organization for Bat Conservation receive a $3 discount per ticket. Children 2 and under free. Admission to BATS: Superheroes of the Night is included with every admission.

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