Maker Faire® Detroit

A wild two-day spectacle of maker inventions and creations at the home of American innovation.

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • July 28-29, 2018
  • Time: 9:30am - 6pm
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Learn More

For more information, view the official Maker Faire® Detroit website.

I want us all to think about new and creative ways to engage young people in science and engineering.
President Barack ObamaThe White House Blog

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

Ticket Prices

  Member Non­member
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.

  • Member Pricing


    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.


  • Group Pricing


    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



2018 Maker Faire® Detroit Program Map (PDF)
Helpful Tips & Accessibility Information (PDF)

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.

Vacation Packages

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.