Tinkering for Tots
Inspire big dreams from your little innovators.
Little learners get a head full of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) with our hands-on program. Designed for curious preschoolers, our inspired yet playful activities focus on themed materials and then expand outward with storytelling, crafting, building and artifact exploration.
Wood and Fabric
For the month of March, we continue the STEM 101 materials themes by taking a fresh look at two previously explored materials: wood and fabric. We will compare and contrast them and find out how they are often combined.
Compare, contrast and combine - Museum Plaza
Explore how wood and fabrics are used and what happens when you combine the two materials.
Crafting with wood and fabric - Museum Plaza
Create a fun and useful tool using wood and fabric. Also enjoy exploring our wood and fabric teepees from the inside and out.
Exploration for Artifacts - Driving America (near Holiday Inn sign), Heroes of the Sky (Wright Flyer), Fully Furnished (behind Mathematica.)
What can be made from fabric and paper? Explore the Museum to find our materials in action.
Inspiring stories - Museum Plaza under the DC-3 Airplane
Join our storyteller, who will read stories to inspire your Tinkering Tot. March's featured stories include What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada and Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand.
U.S. Forest Ranger
Our special guest from the U.S. Forest Service will share the history of using wood as well as ideas they are developing to make fabric from wood.
Exploring Metal and Fabric
Discover great innovations that combine objects made from metal and fabric.
Ticket PricesParking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
|General Admission (12-61)||Free||$23.00|
|Children (4 & Under)||Free||Free|
* Ticket prices are subject to change.