Maker Faire® Detroit
Special Event at The Henry Ford
- July 29-30, 2017
- Time: 9:30am - 6pm
Tickets on Sale May 3
Maker Faire® is like a three-ring circus of innovation. Robotics, electronics, rockets, food, music, fashion, science — if somebody makes it, we’ll find a place for it at Maker Faire® Detroit. This is, without doubt, one of the most unusual and mind-boggling events to ever find a home in Detroit. Maker Faire® is a place where the DIY mindset can run wild. Inspiring and ingenious, with more than a little humor mixed in, this eye-popping gathering is one of the country’s smartest and most extraordinary family-friendly events. Hundreds of exhibiting makers are expected to participate, offering dozens of demonstrations and hands-on workshops for anyone — child or adult — who still has a sense of adventure. Only at the home of innovation, The Henry Ford.
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
Affordable Vacation Packages include overnight accommodations and two tickets to two attractions (choose from Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village or Ford Rouge Factory Tour). Tickets to Maker Faire event are additional cost, and can be purchased at The Henry Ford on the day of the event.
Parking at The Henry Ford
For the sixth 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.
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.