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There is nothing like a can-do attitude and a hands-on project that can fuel the fires of your innovative spirit. Visit us at THF Maker’s Faire Detroit this July. For a sneak peek, try out the Soda Geysers car.
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Maker Faire Detroit
July 30-31, 2016 (9:30am - 6pm)
Tinker, hack and mingle with hundreds of makers during the ultimate festival of invention and creativity at the world’s original Maker mecca — Detroit.
Maker Faire is like a three-ring circus of innovation. Robotics, electronics, rockets, food, music, fashion, science — if somebody makes it, we’ll find a place for it at Maker Faire Detroit. This is, without doubt, one of the most unusual and mind-boggling events to ever find a home in Detroit. Maker Faire is a place where the DIY mindset can run wild. Inspiring and ingenious, with more than a little humor mixed in, this eye-popping gathering is one of the country’s smartest and most extraordinary family-friendly events. Hundreds of exhibiting makers are expected to participate, offering dozens of demonstrations and hands-on workshops for anyone — child or adult — who still has a sense of adventure. Only at the home of innovation, The Henry Ford.

NEW! For the sixth annual event, The Henry Ford has moved the Faire’s outdoor midway from the Henry Ford Museum parking lot to the Lovett Hall lot behind the museum. This new location provides guests more convenient parking opportunities and easier access to makers both inside and outside the museum. A shuttle service sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn will also be available at its Fairlane campus at 19000 Hubbard Dr. in Dearborn.

Tickets go on sale beginning May 4, 2016.

Click here to view the official Maker Faire Detroit website


Your experience includes
  • Featuring hundreds of Makers
  • Robotics
  • Electronics
  • Rockets
  • DIY Science and Technology
  • Woodworking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kids’ Activities and More!
  • Discounted Pricing for Members of The Henry Ford
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Parking and Shuttle Information

1 Day Tickets
Admission to Maker Faire
Adult (13-61)
Youth (5-12)
Senior (62+)
Children (4 and under)

Members of The Henry Ford receive 50% off all above pricing.
Don’t miss a thing - visit Maker Faire both Saturday and Sunday and get 15% off!

Maker Faire Detroit is located in Henry Ford Museum, with additional exhibits in the outdoor lot behind the museum.

  • Tickets include all day admission to Henry Ford Museum.
  • Members must purchase Maker Faire tickets and present valid membership card and photo ID upon entry.

Super Pass
Includes 2-day admission to
Maker Faire, other THF venues plus rides
All Ages

For the ultimate Maker Faire Detroit / The Henry Ford Experience: the Superpass includes a 2 day admission to Maker Faire, 1 admission to Greenfield Village & Ford Rouge Factory Tour, 1 Unlimited Ride Pass, 1 IMAX film and admission to the Maker Mixer on Friday evening, July 24. Please call 313.982.6001 to order you Superpass.

Online and at-the-door purchases do not include service fees. A $2.50 per transaction service fee will be charged for all advance purchases through our call center.

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members.

Pricing subject to change

Members of The Henry Ford receive 50% off Maker Faire, free admission to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, plus free parking, discounts on Ford Rouge Factory Tour, the IMAX Theatre, major events and retail products. Click here to learn more about membership.
Group Pricing
  • Groups of 15 or more, with advance reservations only, receive 10% off all pricing.

  • Certified tour groups, with advance reservations only, receive 20% off all pricing.

  • School, youth or scout groups, with advance reservations only, pay $13 per guest on one-day Maker Faire tickets.

  • Weekend Ticket group pricing is also available.
Reservations must be made two weeks in advance in order for group rates to apply.  Please call our Call Center at 313.982.6001 to inquire and make your reservation.  Our on-site call center is open daily, 9AM – 5PM.

Pricing subject to change
Here's What People Are Saying
The White House Blog: “President Obama is committed to ensuring that America stays competitive in the 21st century global economy by having the most skilled and productive workforce in the world and by leading the world in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. As the President said at the launch of his Educate to Innovate campaign to improve STEM education, "I want us all to think about new and creative ways to engage young people in science and engineering, whether it's science festivals, robotics competitions, fairs that encourage young people to create and build and invent—to be makers of things, not just consumers of things.” (read more) “The world’s only $500 electric motorsport continues on at Maker Faire Detroit! The 2nd round of the 4th season of the Power Racing Series competed on July 28-29 at the Henry Ford Museum. Here are just some of the thrills and spills that went down. I’d like to thank Sector 67, i3 Detroit, Omni Corp Detroit, J-Squad, Pumping Station: One, CCCKC, Ribbon Farm, Hack Pittsburgh, “The Wedding Party”, Velocihacktor, and Milwaukee Makerspace.” (read more)

Vacation Packages
Affordable Vacation Packages include overnight accommodations and two tickets to two attractions (choose from Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village or Ford Rouge Factory Tour).  Tickets to Maker Faire event are additional cost, and can be purchased at The Henry Ford on the day of the event.