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If I Had a Hammer
September – June (Please contact our Call Center for exact dates available)
Teaching for Understanding Field Trip
Here’s a way to put core subjects like math and language arts to work in a hands-on and downright entertaining way. “If I Had a Hammer” is a problem-solver’s delight as groups of students work together to construct an 8-by 11-foot house inside Henry Ford Museum. This interdisciplinary program seamlessly weaves in communication skills and STEM concepts, including environmental resources and simple machines. Team-building is a must as students discover just how essential those subjects can be when they're applied to a real-world challenge.

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Location: Henry Ford Museum
Program Length: 2 hours
Fee: $14.50* (includes museum admission)
         *Price subject to change

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  • Program Description
  • Teacher's Guide

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    To view the curriculum connections for "If I Had a Hammer," click here.

    directions/maps
    The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
    The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Blvd.
    Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
    From the East or West via I-94:
    Take I-94 to the Oakwood Boulevard exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2.5 miles from the exit on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard.
    From the South via I-75:
    Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39); drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
    From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
    Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) south 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 mile. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive .75 mile.
    Metro Detroit often has major construction projects. Please check the following sites for the latest on construction areas and road closures.
    Michigan Department of Transportation
    AAA Traffic & Construction Report