Educator Open House

Join us for our semi-annual Educator Open House at The Henry Ford!

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • April 22, 2017
  • Time: 9am - 3pm (Doors open at 8:30am)

Must See Viewing Sessions (Subject to Change)

Drive-In Theater

New This Year!

10:15am and 10:45am: Interdisciplinary approach to The Henry Ford
Come meet the new Director of Learning and Engagement for The Henry Ford, Lucie Howell, and stay for a discussion about the different ways to explore The Henry Ford with your students. (20 Minutes)

Attending either of the Interdisciplinary approach to The Henry Ford sessions gets you and your guest a free ticket to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour.

11:15am: Invention Convention
Learn about an exciting opportunity for your students as The Henry Ford is bringing the Invention Convention to Michigan! Find out how you and your students can be a part of this event. (20 Minutes)

Attending this session enters you into a raffle to win a free membership to The Henry Ford.

Museum Plaza

New This Year!

11:00am and 1:00pm: Know Your Own Power!
Join us as we explore the power of solar and wind energy with Sunny, Dr. Gloom and members of DTE Energy’s clean and green team. During this interactive play, kids will learn how we generate power from solar and wind energy. (40 minutes) Brought to you by DTE Energy

Please visit our ‘Learn More’ stations to receive information on contests, workshops, new attractions, FREE resources and much more!


Remember to go online and fill out your end of day survey to be entered into a raffle to win a free field trip for you and your class. All surveys will be done online this year so make sure you check your agenda for the link. (Must be a certified K-12 teacher with a classroom to win). . 
 *Please note that the Educator Open House is exclusively for ‘active’ educators, student teachers, and homeschool educators who have already registered with The Henry Ford, and limited to one guest per educator. The Henry Ford cannot give additional tickets to accompanying family members and/or guests but tickets can be purchased on the day of the event in the Welcome Center lobby. Educators must provide credentials (certification, school ID or employee ID).

Ticket Prices

Free for educators (plus one guest!).

Parking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.

Online Registration and Check-In

Please register online for this event. Active educators, student teachers and registered* homeschool educators CLICK HERE to register.

*If you are a homeschool educator who has not registered with The Henry Ford, please fill out the Home Education Registration Form and return it to Once this is done you may register HERE.

Check-in Information

Head to the Welcome Center lobby on Saturday, April 22, 2017 (9:00am-3pm; Doors open at 8:30am)

  • All participants must check-in at the registration desk in the Welcome Center lobby.
  • Educators may register and bring one (1) guest of their choice*
  • Educators must provide credentials (certification, school ID or employee ID).

For more information on Educator Open House, please contact our Call Center at 313-982-6001 or email at