Tinker. Hack. Invent.


Special Event at Henry Ford Museum

  • Every Saturday, every month
  • Time: 10am - 3pm

Free with Museum admission.

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Monthly Themes

Each month we’ll offer a new project! Soldering, electrical circuits, and crazy concoctions are just a few of our themes. So you can return month after month for more tinkering fun!

*Some supply fees may apply.
*Activities are subject to change.


Play at Tinkering: Games Galore 
Join us as we tinker with the evolution of gaming, through hands-on games. Play some large-scale versions of old favorites, design your own board game and view clips from an episode of “Innovation Nation” (our Emmy award-winning TV show) about current and past innovations in games and gaming. Activities are free and open to all ages.

Soldering Workshop: Solder components and build an electronic “Simon Says” game. $15 supply fee (cash only, please); 10 years and up. See staff for workshop times.


Beetle Mania
Celebrate the Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition inside Henry Ford Museum, and build your own bopping beetle. Use your tinkering skills to create and decorate your jitterbug, and then” twist and shout” as it skitters across the floor. Supplies cost $5; cash only, please. Recommended for 5 years and older.

Younger makers can re-energize their creativity as they tinker in our foam fun area. This is recommended for all ages. 

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Henry Ford Museum

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $19.00
Adult (12-61) Free $21.00
Youth (3-11) Free $15.75
Children (2 & Under) Free Free

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