Make Something: Saturdays
Motivate your kids to be the next great inventors or entrepreneurs with stories of past and present-day change makers at this weekly program in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Explore the innovations — big and small — that make the world what it is today, and learn by doing with hands-on, minds-on activities designed for youth ages 8 - 12.
Bring practical problem-solving to life with pop-up talks and demos from real-life inventors who share how they turned their ideas into action. Engage young tinkerers and hackers with design-thinking skills, and connect to the trials and achievements of history’s boundary pushers.
Let’s roll up our sleeves and make something together.
February – Explore the Model I habit “Challenge the Rules” as we explore the innovative work of African American artist, Aminah Robinson. Rather than simply writing her stories on paper, Aminah shared stories that combined her written words with traditional art materials, found objects, and everyday materials such as beads, buttons, cloth, leather, twigs, and shells to illustrate her work. Join us as we create paper beads and other objects as we write and illustrate our own one-of-a-kind story board. Recommended for ages 7+ with adult helpers.
- Guest Maker on February 16th – Kristan Chanel from Sankofa Detroit - A Detroiter Doing Detroit Things.
- Guest Maker on March 30th - Polished Puckers by Devani
May – "Take Risks" is an important Habit of an Innovator. The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise took risks as they explored the galaxy on Star Trek. To celebrate the opening of the Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibition, we will look at the props and futuristic devices used in the original TV series, its spinoffs and the films and create some space-age props of our own.
Parking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.
*some supply fees may apply
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
|General Admission (12-61)||Free||$24.00|
|Children (4 & Under)||Free||Free|
* Ticket prices are subject to change.