Maker Faire® Detroit
Find your next obsession on a quirky journey through the outlandish and profound creations of brilliant hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Inside and outside Henry Ford
Museum of American Innovation, explore 24 acres of cutting-edge technology alongside the historic inventions and innovations that first sparked the maker movement.
Roll up your sleeves for hundreds of DIY projects that will leave you reeling and ruminating on your next big idea long after the two-day festival ends. Encounter creativity everywhere you look, from robotics and animatronics to flaming carnivalgames, marshmallow shooters, mechanical wizardry and more.
DIYers, engineers and artists — meet your tribes through demonstrations, hands-on workshops and spontaneous spectacles.
Where else but in the home of American innovation would you find this extravaganza of awe and inspiration? Wear your walking shoes and your thinking caps, and prepare to have your mind blown.
For more information, view the official Maker Faire® Detroit website.
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Your experience includes
- Hundreds of Makers
- Hands-on Projects
- Expert Talks, Demonstrations and Performances
- Culinary Creations
- Educator Zone
- Edison Eats
- State Street Dogs
- Benson's Burger Bar
- Wright Bros “Wings and Things”
- Model T’s Tacos
- Dagget Farm Stand
- Dr. Nitro Ice Cream
- Kettle Corn of Michigan
- Detroit Mini Donuts
- Beer Garden
- Bear Claw Coffee
- Kona Ice
|General Admission (12+)||50% off||$28.00|
|Senior (62+)||50% off||$26.00|
|Youth (5-11)||50% off||$19.00|
|Children (4 & 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.
Free air-conditioned Shuttle to Maker Faire
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 air-conditioned shuttles are available 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
Accessible parking is located near the Giant Screen Experience entrance and at the Beech Street entrance off of Oakwood Blvd.
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, use 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 The Henry Ford staff and the Dearborn Police Department.
Please note: Beginning early June 2018, the City of Dearborn will be working on a construction project on Oakwood Boulevard just south of The Henry Ford. This project will run between Beaumont Hospital and the Dearborn Inn, reducing Oakwood Boulevard from five lanes to two lanes, one in each direction. Currently this project is scheduled to conclude at the end of December 2018.
A FREE air-conditioned shuttle service sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn is also available at its Fairlane campus at 19000 Hubbard Dr. in Dearborn.
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.
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.