Rediscover Inspiration

Learn more about our holiday programs and exhibits.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Experience one of the largest collections of its kind ever assembled, and learn about the breakthroughs big and small that have made our world what it is today.

Operating hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Limited-Time Exhibitions | Free for Members or with Museum Admission

Holiday Programs and Exhibits | Free for Members or with Museum Admission

  • Permanent Exhibition | Miniature Moments: A Journey Through Hallmark® Keepsake Ornaments 
  • Explore our extensive collection of nearly 7,000 Hallmark ornaments made between 1973 and 2009. Relive holiday memories, remember special people and events, and find new inspiration for your own holiday traditions as you experience the artistry and creativity that went into creating each Keepsake ornament.

  • Member Exclusive | Member Shopping Night
    • November 15, 6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
    • Free registration open now through November 13

  • Visits With Santa
    • Member Preview: November 18-19, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Enjoy complimentary photo opportunity and digital download during our members-only Santa meet-and-greet.
    • Open to the Public: November 24-26, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  - Start your holiday season by visiting history’s greatest toymaker. Say hello and snap your own photo with Santa in front of our towering 25-foot tree.

  • Holiday Greens & Tree Lot
  • November 24-December 23 (or until supplies last)

    Take home a seasonal tradition, just as a century of American merrymakers have done. We specially source our fresh balsam firs for their heritage shape and distinctive pine scent. These are the classic Christmas trees that bring the rustic character of the 19th century to today’s yuletide celebrations. Museum admission is not required to shop.

  • Pop-Up Exhibits | Holiday Themed

  • Pop-Up Exhibit | National Historic Vehicle Register, Powered by the Hagerty Drivers Foundation
  • Explore a rotating collection of culturally significant vehicles. Featuring the 1918 Cadillac Type 57 beginning in late October.

  • Pop-Up Exhibit | Legendary Dress: Iconic Histories of Drag Performance
  • Containing recent acquisitions spanning the mid-19th century to 2023, this limited-engagement pop-up exhibition explores the story of drag performance, identity and community — and the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people.

  • Pop-Up Exhibit | What We Wore: Reveal or Disguise
  • Explore a changing exhibit of garments and their stories in What We Wore, a collections platform showcasing the rich collection of clothing and accessories at The Henry Ford.

  • Featured Activity | Story Stroll

    A program that combines movement and literacy, all while you explore the museum. Find the next stop to follow along, and join us every month for a new book.

  • Featured Activity | Tinkering for Tots
    2nd Tuesday of Every Month, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Little learners get hands on, minds on at Tinkering for Tots, a program designed for curious preschoolers to develop an innovative mindset and make connections through storytelling, play, artifact exploration and a take-home STEAM activity kit.

Greenfield Village

Experience firsthand the sights, sounds and sensations of America’s fascinating formation with over 80 acres brimming with resourcefulness and ingenuity. 

2023 Operating Hours:

Through October 29;

October 30-November 26 
  • Closed: Monday-Thursday
  • Open to the Public: Friday-Sunday


Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, Presented by Citizens

December 1-3, 8-10, 14-17, 19-23 & 26-28

  • Member Presale: Wednesday, October 25
  • Public Sale: Wednesday, November 1

PLUS, Special Holiday Nights Dining Events


Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Journey into the factory where automobile manufacturing as we know it came of age and where the technology of tomorrow is on display today.

Operating hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Last tour leaves at 3 p.m.) 

Giant Screen Experience

Experience some of the most entertaining and enlightening stories of America’s past, present and future ever told — in one of the nation’s most impressive venues for telling them. 
Operating hours vary by season. Learn more. 


New Documentary | Secrets of the Sea

Free for members.

Prepare to meet some of the ocean’s strangest and most spectacular creatures in Secrets of the Sea. From adorable pygmy seahorses and opalescent squid to manta rays, tiger sharks, barnacle blennies and much more, Secrets of the Sea takes you face-to-face with an astonishing array of marine critters and shows the fascinating ways they interact with each other and their environment.

Hollywood Film | Polar Express and Polar Express 3D

  • November 25-26 at 1:10 p.m. & 5 p.m.
  • December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 & 26-30 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
  • December 24 and 31 at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Free Admission for Members

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