Make Something: Saturdays

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

  • September 2016 - May 2017 (Saturday)
  • Time: 10am - 3pm

Free with Museum admission.

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Monthly Themes

Each month we’ll offer a new project!

March - Drones: Your Eyes in the Sky

Museum Gallery Plaza adjacent to Dymaxion House

Each Saturday in March features demos from Detroit Drones Inc. Check out drone racing on a simulator, dissect a drone to see how it works, and be inspired by local entrepreneur Harry Anderson, founder of Detroit Drones Inc. as he demos a tethered drone and shares how his passions for STEM lead him in to a successful drone-based business.

  • March 18: Don’t miss Innovation Speaker Kimberly Bryant, founder Black Girls Code, 1:00 PM in the Museum Plaza

April - Plastics and our Planet

As we celebrate Earth Day and get revved up for the Shell Eco Marathon, we turn our problem solving minds towards a material that’s all around us, plastic. We’ll make soy based plastics in a microwave, delve into other plants like tomato skins that are changing how plastics are made, and craft using recycled materials. Participants can also put together toy cars donated by Shell in honor of the Shell Eco Marathon America’s event in Detroit April 27 – 30, an event that celebrates young innovators as they solve challenges of CO2 reduction and compete to build and race hyper efficient prototype vehicles.

  • April 8: 10:00am - 2:00pm, Near Dymaxion House
    University of Detroit Mercy’s Shell Eco Marathon team will display and discuss their ultra-efficient prototype vehicle. Learn what challenges they have overcome as they prepare to compete at the upcoming Shell Eco Marathon America’s. Be inspired to take on CO2 reduction and other eco challenges.
  • April 22: 11:00am and 1:00pm, Museum Plaza
    DTE Energy will help us know our own power! Explore the power of solar and wind energy with Sunny, Dr. Gloom and members of DTE Energy’s clean and green team. During this 40 minute interactive play, kids will learn how we generate power from renewable resources.

May - Unleash your Inner Entrepreneur

Makers and innovators are often also entrepreneurs who turn their ideas into businesses. In May we explore what it takes to design a product, protect your idea, and take it to market. Can you build and convince us to buy the next great thing? Could you win the great patent battle if you were Henry Ford?

  • May 6: Celebrate Worldwide Intellectual Property Day with special presentations and guests from the US Patent & Trademark Office and local IP specialists who will help kids and budding entrepreneurs decipher how to protect their great ideas. Activities will include hunts for great patents in the Museum. Programming is aligned for Boy and Girl Scout troops working on business and IP related badges.

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

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

* Ticket prices are subject to change.

Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Sensory Friendly Saturday

March 25, 2017 | 9:30am - 5:00pm

Join us in Henry Ford Museum on Saturday, March 25, as a variety of accommodations, activities and more are put into place for our guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders.

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Sensory Friendly Saturday

March 25, 2017 | 9:30am - 5:00pm

Join us in Henry Ford Museum on Saturday, March 25, as a variety of accommodations, activities and more are put into place for our guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders.
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