PNC Tinkering for Tots

Pre-School Program

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • Second Monday of each Month (November - April)
  • Time: 10am - noon

Free with Museum admission.

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Metal and Fabric

For April, we continue the STEM 101 materials themes by taking a fresh look at two previously explored materials: metal and fabric. We will compare and contrast them and find out how they are often combined.

Hands-on Activities

Compare, contrast and combine Museum Plaza
Explore how metal and fabrics are used and what happens when you combine the two.

Crafting with metal and fabricMuseum Plaza
Create a fun and useful tool using metal and fabric.

Exploring what can be made with metal and fabric Agriculture (Tomato Harvester), Made in America (Crinoline, next to Build a Model T), Heroes of the Sky (Sikorsky Helicopter)
Search for objects made of metal and fabric. Collect a prize at each location.

Inspiring storiesMuseum Plaza under the DC-3 Airplane
Join our storyteller, who will read stories to inspire your Tinkering Tot. April's featured stories include The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires and Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.

Artifact of the Month

George Washington camping bed - With Liberty and Justice for All
(American Revolution Section)

George Washington spent many nights sleeping inside a fabric tent on a specially designed camping bed. Check out this special piece made of metal and fabric, and think about why these materials were used to make this a necessary part of Washington’s overnight gear.

May 14 - in Greenfield Village

Exploring Wood and Rocks
Discover the many uses of these two materials.

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $21.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $23.00
Youth (5-11) Free $17.25
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.


Program Map (PDF)