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Tinker. Hack. Invent. Saturdays
Every Saturday, every month (10am - 3pm)
It’s a weekly celebration of American ingenuity. We call it Tinker. Hack. Invent. and it takes place every Saturday. Join our Tinker Task Force and have a blast trying your hand at all sorts of things. Then, on the last Saturday of every month, we open our doors to crafters, basement scientists, hobbyists, inventive foodies, tinkerers — the kind of folks you’ll find at our annual Maker Faire — and ask them to share their expertise and enthusiasm with museum visitors. Americans are famous for their ingenuity and resourcefulness, for their eagerness to improve and explore new ideas. This is your chance to learn firsthand how that spirit is alive and well today. Come explore your own ingenuity. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more! The only limitation is your imagination. And it’s free* with museum admission or membership.

*Some supply fees may apply.
   

monthly themes
(Activities and community makers are subject to change.)

September - Discovery Camp’s Greatest Hits
Join our Tinker Task Force as we repeat the favorite projects of our summer Discovery Camp.

Community Maker for September 27th – ScienceHideout

The chemistry guys are back and this time the Science is Spooky! Learn the lab secrets of these mad scientists and take some recipes home to create your own Halloween magic.

October - Grossology
Join the ghoulish Halloween fun as we look at the science behind Halloween magic.

Community Makers for October 25th – Poor Man’s Props and our Richard Jeryan, President of Complex Weavers

Shake, rattle, and weave! Join the fun as we host two makers this month. Poor Man Props, a Southeast Michigan based Halloween prop building club, was founded in 2013. Members share their expertise in electronics, welding, wood working, etc. to help team mates create Halloween props. Richard Jeryan is a master weaver and President of Complex Weavers, an international guild of weavers dedicated to expanding the boundaries of hand weaving and the sharing of innovative ideas.

November - Touchdown with Gridiron Glory
Come Salute our newest exhibit, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and salute the sport of football by creating your own charging football player.

Community Maker for November 29th – Multiplexica 2014

Veteran musician and Maker Faire inventor Curtis Glatter will be hosting a workshop about his newest multi-functional musical invention called Multiplexica2014. Four years in the Making, the invention was premiered at the 2014 Maker Faire Detroit.

December - Paper Circuit Holiday Cards
Make your holiday cards pop with this cool light-up greeting card project.

Community Maker for December 28th – 501st Legion – Vadar’s Fist – Star War’s Costuming Group

Come Feel the Force! The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity. Learn about the innovation that goes into creating these amazing costumes and take a selfie with your favorite Star War’s character.


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pricing

All activities are free with museum admission.

MEMBERS free of charge
NONMEMBER SENIORS ages 62 & up, $16
ADULTS ages 13-61, $18
YOUTH ages 5-12, $13.50
CHILDREN 4 & under, free

Parking is $5 per vehicle.


what to bring, what to wear

The exhibits of the Henry Ford Museum are spread across several acres, all indoors. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent for a fee at the IMAX® and Clocktower entrances. Electric scooter supplies are limited; please arrive early if you plan to rent one. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchairs, electric scooters and children's strollers; however, upright electric scooters (Segways) are not allowed on the premises.

Bring a camera; photography is allowed in most areas of the museum.


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Tickets to the Henry Ford Museum are available online, through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9 am-5 pm) at 313.982.6001 and at all admissions counters. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at IMAX® Will Call. 


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