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Mathematica

Get inspired by the playfulness of math.   Details 

Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery

Trace the innovation story of Studio Glass from its founding in 1962 to the present by examining selected artists and their contributions.   DETAILS 

What We Wore

Explore this changing exhibit of garments and their stories from The Henry Ford's rich collection of clothing and accessories.   DETAILS 

Agriculture

Climb aboard a real combine, and get a close look at what is considered the finest collection of American agricultural equipment.   Details 

Dymaxion House

Enter Buckminster Fuller’s circular aluminum dwelling, and sample a suburbia never realized.   Details 

Your Place in Time

Explore the rich interplay between people and technology by looking at five generations that came of age in the 20th century.   Details 

Fully Furnished

Explore an amazing collection of seemingly ordinary and yet extraordinary American furniture dating from 1670 to the present.   Details 

With Liberty and Justice for All

Learn about moments of American freedom, from the revolution through the civil rights movement.   Details 

Heroes of the Sky

Let your imagination take off amid newly enhanced, multisensory experiences inspired by the men and women who helped launch the concept of flight.   Details 

Made in America: Manufacturing

Explore artifacts large and small documenting American manufacturing ingenuity from the 18th to 20th centuries.   Details 

Made in America: Power

Discover the great innovators from the 18th to 20th centuries who made America a manufacturing superpower.   Details 

Driving America

With an unparalleled collection of vehicles, explore how much of our culture has been influenced by the automobile over the past 100-plus years.   Details 

Presidential Vehicles

Admire and appreciate the evolution of presidential travel through five significant vehicles.   Details 

Railroads

Marvel at a mammoth collection of giant steam-engine locomotives, passenger rail cars and more.   Details 

Learn to do by doing—that’s my
favorite principle in education.
Henry Ford
Tinker Hack Invent Saturdays

Make Something Saturdays

September 7, 2019 - May 16, 2020 (Saturdays) | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn firsthand how the American spirit of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well today. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more!

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Make Something Saturdays

September 7, 2019 - May 16, 2020 (Saturdays) | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn firsthand how the American spirit of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well today. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more!
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PNC Tinkering for Tots

November 11, December 9, January 13 (Second Monday of each Month) | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Imagine, create, iterate. Set little minds and hands in motion second Mondays, with playful learning and storytelling. (November - December)

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PNC Tinkering for Tots

November 11, December 9, January 13 (Second Monday of each Month) | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Imagine, create, iterate. Set little minds and hands in motion second Mondays, with playful learning and storytelling. (November - December)
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Holiday in Henry Ford Museum

Visit with Santa

November 29 - December 24, 2019

Take little ones on a thrilling expedition through our Heroes of the Sky exhibit to Santa’s workshop for a photo with the greatest tinkerer and toy maker of all time.

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Visit with Santa

November 29 - December 24, 2019

Take little ones on a thrilling expedition through our Heroes of the Sky exhibit to Santa’s workshop for a photo with the greatest tinkerer and toy maker of all time.
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