PNC Tinkering for Tots
February 11: Exploring Paper
Discovering the Uses of Paper – Museum Plaza
There are so many uses for paper. Come explore paper’s history and it’s many uses.
Crafting with Paper – Museum Plaza
February is a “sweet” month to craft with all kinds of paper. Create a Valentine to give to someone special.
Exploring Objects Made with Paper -
Paper has many used beyond writing material. Visit these exhibits to see other uses for this material.
Location: Time cards and clock near the Henry’s Assembly Line inside Made in America, cardboard food packaging in the 1930’s kitchen display near the Weinermobile.
Join our storyteller, who will read stories to inspire your Tinkering Tot. Today’s featured stories include Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand and What Do You Do With A Chance? By Kobi Yamada.
Artifact of the Day: Shirley Temple Paper Dolls and Dresses, 1937
During the 1930s, Shirley Temple captured the hearts of millions of moviegoers, providing a welcome respite from the harsh realities of the Great Depression. Saalfield Publishing Company, of Akron, Ohio, published ten different Shirley Temple paper doll sets between 1934 and 1942. The paper outfits in the book are copies of costumes Shirley Temple wore in her motion pictures.
March 11: Exploring Fabric
The Basics of Fabric – Museum Plaza
What is fabric made of? How is it made? What is it used for? Find the answers to these questions and more.
Warp and Weft – Museum Plaza
Weave your way over to learn the secrets of fabric making. Then create a quilt square of your own design.
Exploring What is Made of Fabric
Clothing, bed sheets, and curtains are among our everyday uses for fabric but what about as a bed itself? How about fabric that helps us fly? Explore these two objects to learn about unusual uses of fabric.
Location: Wright Flyer inside Heroes of the Sky exhibit and Washington’s camp bed inside the With Liberty and Justice For All exhibit.
Inspiring Stories – Under the DC-3 Airplane
Join our storyteller, who will read stories to inspire your Tinkering Tot. Today’s featured stories include The Weaver by Thacher Hurd and What Do you Do With a Problem by Kobi Yamada.
Artifact of the Day: Textile Display Case – Next to Made in America
The Jacquard loom made creating very fancy designs easier and faster. Take a look at this display and the information kiosk next to it to learn more about these beautiful American-made fabrics.
April 8: Exploring Plastics
May 13: Exploring Glass
June 10: Exploring Rocks and Minerals
July 8: Exploring Water and Steam
August 12: Exploring Natural Materials
September 9: Exploring Rubber
October 14: Exploring Metal and Wood
November 11: Exploring Plastics and Metal
December 9: Exploring Paper and Fabric
Ticket PricesParking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
|General Admission (12-61)||Free||$24.00|
|Children (4 & Under)||Free||Free|
* Ticket prices are subject to change.