June 16, 2020
The Henry Ford Begins Multiphased Reopening July 2 with Member Preview
(Dearborn, Mich. – June 16, 2020) ─ After its temporary closure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, The Henry Ford is ready to welcome back visitors and staff safely. The institution’s multiphase approach begins July 2-5 with a special Member Preview Weekend for current and new members, before opening to daily visitors on July 9, 2020. This plan emphasizes the safety of visitors and staff in compliance with state, federal and CDC guidelines.
In this first phase of reopening, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village will be open Thursday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with a reservation system in place to limit daily visitation. Members can digitally reserve a timed-entry ticket online for a no-wait experience starting June 22. The Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Giant Screen Experience will remain closed during this initial phase. Plans are underway to resume these experiences as soon as possible.
The highly anticipated Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition, originally slated to open inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in March, has been rescheduled to open on July 16 and extended through January 31, 2021. This limited-engagement exhibition features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes and props. Reservations for the exhibition will be available starting July 8, 2020.
To further ensure a safe environment, hands-on activities are limited, and most interactions between visitors and staff will have a presence of six feet or more. Both staff and visitors aged three and up will be required to wear a face mask to enter any venue or experience at The Henry Ford, but can remove it when social distancing is kept. All staff members of The Henry Ford will be required to complete mandatory health screenings before arriving on-site for each shift. An increased number of cleaning staff will also be on-site to ensure that all surfaces, restrooms and restaurants are consistently disinfected, and additional hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout each venue.
A full list of The Henry Ford’s guidelines is available at thehenryford.org/welcomeback. The page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
About The Henry Ford:
Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally-recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at thehenryford.org, its national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Invention Convention Worldwide, the growing affiliation of organizations fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in K-12 students, The Henry Ford inspires individuals to unlock their potential and help shape a better future.
The Henry Ford Media Contact
Melissa Foster, Sr. Manager, Public Relations