Make Something: Saturdays

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • September 9, 2017 - May 19, 2018 (Saturday)
  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Location: Near Mathematica

Free with Museum admission. Some supply fees may apply.

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Monthly Themes

Each month we’ll offer a new project!

November - Hands-on Animation

Are you inspired by the careers featured in the Science Behind Pixar exhibit?  Are you inspired by the careers featured in the Science Behind Pixar exhibit? Join us and explore how animation and the illusion of movement evolved from hand held Thaumatropes to computer-generated magic. Make your own thaumascope and use an IPad and a simple animation ap to create your own animated short.

December - Be the Toy Maker

Toys and games are a fun way to learn and can make great gifts.  Let’s make our own this month.

Make Something Saturdays will run daily during holiday school break December 26 – January 6.

January - Fresh Ideas

Kick off a new year with a month of fresh ideas.  

  • January 13, we team up with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Council for their annual cookie rally; activities are co-produced with the Girl Scouts focusing on entrepreneurship.
  • January 20 & 27 our activities connect to the Engine’s Exposed program throughout the Museum looking at engine technology and power options.

February - You Can Invent

This month we’ll celebrate Black History Month, National Inventors Day February 10, and National Engineer’s Week February 17 & February 24.

March - Design the Future

We kick off the month with a recognition of National Industrial Design Day March 3 and throughout Women’s History Month we’ll be inspired by great examples of women in design.

April - The Great Patent Battle

This month we focus on patents, trademarks and copyright capping off the month with a Celebration of Worldwide Intellectual Property Day on April 26.

May - Inspiration from Eames

Explore the special exhibit “The World of Charles & Ray Eames” which opens May 5 then try your hand at designing solutions and using materials in innovative ways just like the Eames.

Ticket Prices

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

*some supply fees may apply

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $20.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $22.00
Youth (3-11) Free $16.50
Children (2 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.

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The Science Behind Pixar

October 14, 2017 - March 18, 2018

Learn about the filmmaking process through hands-on activities inspired by some of Pixar’s most treasured films, from Toy Story to Inside Out.

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The Science Behind Pixar

October 14, 2017 - March 18, 2018

Learn about the filmmaking process through hands-on activities inspired by some of Pixar’s most treasured films, from Toy Story to Inside Out.
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