Maker Faire® Detroit
Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™
Find your next obsession on a quirky journey through the outlandish and sometimes brilliant creations of hundreds of inventors, innovators and hackers. Inside and outside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, explore 24 acres of imagination meeting determination. The maker movement will leave you reeling and ruminating long after the two-day festival ends. Encounter inspiration everywhere you look on the open-air midway and inside the museum, in the form of robotics, animatronics, flaming carnival games, marshmallow shooters, clothing, food, games, mechanical wizardry and more. DIYers, curiosity seekers, artists, scientists and engineers meet their tribes through demonstrations, hands-on workshops and spontaneous spectacles.
Where else but in the home of American innovation would you find this extravaganza of next big ideas? Wear your walking shoes and thinking caps and join us! A free shuttle service with parking, sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will be available at its Fairlane campus at 19000 Hubbard Drive in Dearborn.
For more information, view the official Maker Faire® Detroit website.
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Your experience includes
- Featuring hundreds of Makers
- DIY Science and Technology
- Arts and Crafts
- Kids’ Activities and More!
- Discounted Pricing for Members of The Henry Ford
2017 Ticket Prices
1-Day Admission to Maker Faire®
|General Admission (12+)||50% off||$28.00|
|Senior (62+)||50% off||$26.00|
|Youth (3-11)||50% off||$19.00|
|Children (2 & Under)||FREE||FREE|
Don’t miss a thing - visit Maker Faire® both Saturday and Sunday!
2-Day Admission to Maker Faire®
|General Admission (12+)||$28.00||$47.00|
|Children (2 & Under)||FREE||FREE|
Tickets include all day admission to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
At-the-door purchases do not include service fees. A $3.00 per transaction service fee will be charged for all purchases through our call center.
Members of The Henry Ford receive 50% off Maker Faire®, free admission to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village, plus free parking, discounts on Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Giant Screen Experience, major events and retail products. Members must purchase Maker Faire® tickets and present valid membership card and photo ID upon entry. Click here to learn more about membership.
Groups of 15 or more, with advance reservations only, receive 10% off all pricing.
Certified tour groups, with advance reservations only, receive 20% off all pricing.
School, youth or scout groups, with advance reservations only, pay $13 per guest on one-day Maker Faire® tickets. For more information about Boy Scout badge opportunities please see the Michigan Crossroad Council, BSA site.
2-Day group pricing is also available.
Reservations must be made two weeks in advance in order for group rates to apply. Please call our Call Center at 313-982-6001 to inquire and make your reservation. Our on-site call center is open daily, 9am – 5pm.
Pricing subject to change
Affordable Vacation Packages include overnight accommodations and two tickets to two attractions (choose from Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation & Maker Faire Detroit or Greenfield Village & Ford Rouge Factory Tour). Contact the Call Center at 313-982-6001 for more information.
Free Shuttle and the Most Convenient Parking Option
Our Maker Faire® partners at the University of Michigan-Dearborn are providing offsite parking at the U-M Dearborn FAIRLANE CENTER Campus. The campus is at 19000 Hubbard Dr. in Dearborn. (this is not the Main Campus).
Free shuttles will operate from 9:30am to 6:30pm on both days of Maker Faire®. THF attendants will be there to greet you. The shuttle drop off and pick up at The Henry Ford is in front of the Museum of American Innovation.
Parking at The Henry Ford
For the annual event, The Henry Ford has moved the Faire’s outdoor midway from the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation parking lot to the Lovett Hall lot behind the museum. This new location provides guests more convenient parking opportunities and easier access to makers both inside and outside the museum. A shuttle service sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn will also be available at its Fairlane campus at 19000 Hubbard Dr. in Dearborn.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation – the Main Museum lot will be open to guests with expanded parking for physically challenged guests just outside the Giant Screen Experience entrance.
Greenfield Village Lots - Parking in the Village Road lots across from Greenfield Village is available during the weekend. Please note that these lots fill up quickly each morning. If you are coming to Maker Faire® at lunchtime and after, your best bet for parking are the lots off Oakwood or the offsite shuttle.
Oakwood Blvd Lots – Parking is available directly across from and next to Maker Faire® on Oakwood Blvd in the Ford Motor Company lots. Please follow the signs and adhere to the instructions of THF staff and the Dearborn Police Department.
Expanded parking for the physically challenged is located near the Giant Screen Experience entrance and at the Beech Street entrance off of Oakwood Blvd.
About Maker Faire®
Maker Faire® is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire® is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire® event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1300 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Fair® New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 95,000 attendees. Forty larger scale Maker Faires® occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires® are now being produced in the United States and in 37 other countries around the world.