Maker Faire® Detroit

Tinker, hack and mingle with hundreds of makers during the ultimate festival of invention and creativity at the world’s original Maker mecca — Detroit.

Special Event at The Henry Ford

  • July 30-31, 2016
  • Time: 9:30am - 6pm

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

  • Featuring hundreds of Makers
  • Robotics
  • Electronics
  • Rockets
  • DIY Science and Technology
  • Woodworking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Edison’s Eats
    The Henry Ford’s award-winning culinary team serve up their craft Maker Faire® Detroit-style, with an inspired menu that’s designed to blow away your taste buds! Visit Edison’s Eats to experience our team's talents in action as they build three unique Corridor Sausage burgers, make over-the-top french fries loaded with toppings like bacon and raclette sauce or cheeseburger sliders, and reinvent fried shrimp and grits. Plus, there are flatbreads, sandwiches, tacos, hot dogs, a corn boil, desserts and a beer garden. While you’re there, ask our chefs to share their stories and passion for using locally sourced ingredients.  
  • Kids’ Activities and More!
  • Discounted Pricing for Members of The Henry Ford

Additional information

Makers, vendors and performance times are subject to change. For the latest schedules, mobile maps and maker information, download the FREE Maker Faire® Detroit app at

Ticket Prices

1 Day Tickets

Admission to Maker Faire®

  Member Non­member
Senior (62+) 50% Off $26.00
Adult (12-61) 50% Off $28.00
Youth (3-11) 50% Off $19.00
Children (2 & Under) Free Free

Don’t miss a thing - visit Maker Faire® both Saturday and Sunday and get 15% off!

Maker Faire® Detroit is located in Henry Ford Museum, with additional exhibits in the outdoor lot behind the museum.

  • Tickets include all day admission to Henry Ford Museum - The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition can be purchased for an additional $5.00. 
  • Members must purchase Maker Faire® tickets and present valid membership card and photo ID upon entry.

Online and at-the-door purchases do not include service fees. A $2.50 per transaction service fee will be charged for all advance purchases through our call center.

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members.

Pricing subject to change

Members of The Henry Ford receive 50% off Maker Faire®, free admission to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, plus free parking, discounts on Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Giant Screen Experience, major events and retail products. 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.
  • Weekend Ticket 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


2016 Program Map (PDF)
Helpful Tips & Accessibility Information (PDF)

Vacation Packages

Affordable Vacation Packages include overnight accommodations and two tickets to two attractions (choose from Henry Ford Museum, 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 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 – 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.