Make Something: Saturdays
Motivate your kids to be the next great inventors or entrepreneurs with stories of past and present-day changemakers 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.
Find out what you can build by breaking from the basic form of a Halloween mask. Create your own outrageous disguise by challenging the rules of the standard design. You can even take it up a notch by adding LED lights*.
*Please note: This is a free activity, but coin batteries for LEDs are not supplied.
Curious how simple circuits work? Get creative with conductive and insulating play dough for a fun way to learn about engineering and problem-solving. Then take the recipes for conductive and nonconductive dough with you for more fun at home.
November 16: Bricks 4 Kidz will be our guest makers and help build on our theme of collaboration with cool building tips and opportunities to create.
November 23*: "Be Empathetic" is an important Habit of an Innovator. Join our guest makers Blankets 4 Kids, and help create fleece blankets for children in foster care. Learn about this organization and what you can do to help in the future.
*Please note: This is not a take-home project.
Collaborate to construct a real scale model of a special building right here at The Henry Ford* as we celebrate our limited-engagement exhibit, Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks.
*Please note: Building your structure in the museum is a free activity, and structures will be available for purchase if you’d like to take it home when you’re finished.
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.