Rediscover Inspiration

Learn more about our summer featured 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: Open daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

  • Lillian Schwartz: Whirlwind of Creativity 
    • Open through March 2024
    • Located in New Permanent Exhibit Space Adjacent to Hallmark 
  • Julia Child: A Recipe for Life
    • Member Preview: May 19
    • Open to Public: May 20-September 20
    • Located in The Gallery by General Motors

    Learn more about Julia Child-related programming, like monthly cooking demonstrations, movie features in Giant Screen Experience, special menu items at Plum Market Kitchen and more here.

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

    • Pop-Up Exhibit | National Historic Vehicle Register
    • Powered by the Hagerty Drivers Foundation

      Open through June 2023

      Explore a rotating collection of culturally significant vehicles. Currently featuring the 1966 Volkswagen Deluxe Station Wagon owned by Esau and Janie B. Jenkins. 

    • Pop-Up Exhibit | “How Long?”: Revisiting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and His Legacy
    • Open through August 31 

      The life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are often hidden behind the continual replaying of a few lines from his “I Have a Dream” speech. In fact, Dr. King’s real story — from unknown Baptist minister to American civil rights leader and international human rights spokesperson — is deeper, more subtle and more complex.

    • Pop-Up Exhibit | What We Wore                          
      Explore a changing exhibit of garments and their stories at 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 | Experiment with History

      Daily in March, 10 a.m.-noon
      • May: Henry's Assembly Line
      • June: Machines That Manufacture
      • July: The Green Book
      • August: Lillian Schwartz-Inspired Art

    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 June 13

    • Members-Only Strolling Days: Monday and Tuesday
    • Open to Public: Wednesday-Sunday
    • Open Memorial Day

    June 14-September 4
    • Open to Public: Daily
    • Open Labor Day

    September 5-October 1 
    • Members-Only Strolling Days: Monday and Tuesday
    • Open to Public: Wednesday-Sunday

    October 2-29 
    • Closed: Monday-Wednesday
    • Members-Only Strolling Days: Thursday-Sunday until 3 p.m.

    October 30-November 26 
    • Open to Public: Friday-Sunday


    Salute to America and Summer Salute Dinner
    In partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    June 30-July 3

    • Member Presale: Wednesday, May 24
    • Public Sale: Wednesday, May 31 


    Motor Muster, Powered by Hagerty

    June 17-18
    Free for members or with village admission

    • NEW! Motor Muster Buffet  
      • Tickets on Sale: Wednesday, May 17


    Historic Base Ball 

    Detroit Central Market | Market Weekends

    • June 10-11
    • July 15-16
    • August 19-20
    • September 23-24

    Member Exclusive | Twilight Bike Ride

    August 16-17

    • Member Sale: Wednesday, July 12

    2023 Summer Camps

    June 26-30; July 10-14, 17-21, 24-28; July 31-August 4 

    This year, we’re reactivating sixth-grade camps and offering camps to grades 2-6 for the first time since 2019.  

    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 | Wings Over Water 

    Free for members.

    Wings Over Water tells the story of the epic journey of three amazing bird families — the sandhill crane, the yellow warbler and the mallard duck — with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors. Audiences will be captivated by the triumphs and challenges of these remarkable creatures that defy all odds. 


    Free Admission for Members

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