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™

  • September 23, 2017
  • Time: 9am - 3pm (Doors open at 8:30am)

Must See Viewing Sessions

Anderson Theater at select times. Sessions held in the theater, no food or drinks allowed. 

During the open house, you will have the opportunity to attend a "Must See Viewing" session where The Henry Ford’s Education and Learning Department will speak about:

STEM and your Field Trips -  9:30am and 11:00am
(45 minute sessions)
Our staff will introduce you to new ways to incorporate STEM into your field trips with our newest exhibit, Mathematica. We will also preview, The Science Behind Pixar, our next exhibit opening in October 2017. During this session, you can also find out about field trip scholarships, our Teacher’s Choice Program for The Giant Screen Theater, and the resources our staff and our Teacher Fellows have created to support your field trips. 45 minutes. 

Attending one of these sessions gets you and a guest free tickets to Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and tickets to see any one Giant Screen movie showing that day. Pick up a raffle ticket at the session and take it to the Mathematica exhibit in the museum to get your rewards.

New This Year!


Once you drop into the Mathematica matrix, you will sense math all around you. Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation has activated the kinetic and rigorously playful exhibition, created by groundbreaking designers Charles and Ray Eames. Mathematica is just as wonder-inspiring now as it was in the 1960s.  Novices and prodigies will make new connections, from the conceptual to the aesthetic. Attend the STEM and your Field Trips session and pick up your free venue tickets here.

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).

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. Information gathered during registration and check-in may be shared with partners of The Henry Ford and participants of Educator Open House.

Check-in Information

Head to the Welcome Center lobby on Saturday, September 23, 2017 (9:30am - 3:00pm; Doors open at 9:00am)

  • 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

Ticket Prices

Admission and Parking are FREE for educators.