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Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

From special automotive exhibits and seasonal celebrations to immersive programming, our wide-ranging calendar of events at Henry Ford Museum brings you face to face with real things that have the power to inspire, inform and engage.

Upcoming Special Events and Exhibits at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

Member Appreciation Days

Member Appreciation Days

August 23-25, 2019

We set aside a few days to show our appreciation for the support we receive from our members in August. Enjoy double discounts on dining and shopping.

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Member Appreciation Days

August 23-25, 2019

We set aside a few days to show our appreciation for the support we receive from our members in August. Enjoy double discounts on dining and shopping.
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Star Trek

Star Trek™: Exploring New Worlds

May 11 - September 2, 2019

Set a course for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation to experience Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, a fully immersive, limited-engagement exhibition. Navigate through more than 100 rare artifacts and props, including the original U.S.S. Enterprise navigation console.

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Star Trek™: Exploring New Worlds

May 11 - September 2, 2019

Set a course for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation to experience Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, a fully immersive, limited-engagement exhibition. Navigate through more than 100 rare artifacts and props, including the original U.S.S. Enterprise navigation console.
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Break, Repair, Repeat: Spontaneous & Improvised Design

June 22 – September 15, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Unscripted innovation shows us just the “right amount of wrong.”

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Break, Repair, Repeat: Spontaneous & Improvised Design

June 22 – September 15, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Unscripted innovation shows us just the “right amount of wrong.”
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Moon Landing

One Giant Leap for Mankind: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 11 - August 25 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Step in to the Space Race to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our nation’s first steps the moon at the pop-up exhibit ‘One Giant Leap for Mankind’: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

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One Giant Leap for Mankind: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 11 - August 25 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Step in to the Space Race to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our nation’s first steps the moon at the pop-up exhibit ‘One Giant Leap for Mankind’: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
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History Outside the Box

July 26, August 2, September 6, September 16, October 4, October 21, November 1, December 6

The Historical Resources staff will conduct a Show & Tell on their favorite collection materials the first Friday of every month.

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History Outside the Box

July 26, August 2, September 6, September 16, October 4, October 21, November 1, December 6

The Historical Resources staff will conduct a Show & Tell on their favorite collection materials the first Friday of every month.
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Family Free Day- Museum

Family Free Day

September 15, 2019 (Sunday) | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a FREE day of inspiration and family fun at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Admission and parking are complimentary, thanks to a generous donor.

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Family Free Day

September 15, 2019 (Sunday) | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a FREE day of inspiration and family fun at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Admission and parking are complimentary, thanks to a generous donor.
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Things to Do Today at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

Allegheny Locomotive

Railroads (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Step up into the cab of this mighty 600-ton locomotive, and imagine yourself at the controls.

Build a Model T

Made in America: Manufacturing (9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Grab a wrench and help build one of the cars that made Henry famous. Participants assist in the assembly of an authentic Model T. Spend as much or as little time as you want in this one-of-a-kind activity led by experienced presenters.

1975 Sperry-New Holland Combine

Agriculture (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Experience the innovation that changed the corn harvest by compacting multiple processes into one great big machine.

Depot Town

Railroads (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

An exploration zone just for our youngest guests to use their creativity to build with large blocks.

Douglas Auto Drive-In Theater

Driving America (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. )

Enjoy your choice of four films highlighting the spirit of innovation in and around the automobile.

Dymaxion House Tour

Dymaxion House (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Enter Buckminster Fuller's resourceful aluminum dwelling, a prototype of a sustainable suburbia.

Hands-on Rubbing Stations

Various Locations throughout the Museum (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Make a crayon rubbing of some of the most iconic artifacts in the museum.

Innovation Nation Lounge

Near Your Place in Time (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Get inspired by Emmy Award-winning The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation TV show.

Make a Paper Airplane

Heroes of the Sky (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Experiment with aerodynamics as you fold and test paper airplane designs. Sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

Model Train Layout

Railroads (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

In the shadow of one of the world's largest locomotives, mini metal machines navigate through historic model train buildings, showing just how far we've come.

Overland Touring Car

Your Place in Time (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Sit in the driver's seat of a car that is over 100 years old.

Play & Create

Your Place in Time (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Test your skill at building with Lincoln Logs, Tinker toys and LEGOs.

Rosa Parks Bus

With Liberty and Justice for All (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Inside this bus on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a soft-spoken African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man, challenging existing segregation laws.

Texaco Play Garage

Driving America (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Young guests can have their first experience with car repair by changing a tire or an air filter, or pretending to add fluids.

Visions of the Future

Your Place in Time (9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.)

The 20th century saw amazing advances in technology and pop culture. What will the 21st century bring? Draw your ideas and submit them to be shown publicly in Your Place in Time.

With Liberty and Justice for All Response Wall

With Liberty and Justice for All (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

What does freedom mean to you, and how will you protect freedom for others? Share your ideas with others here.

Henry's Assembly Line

Made in America: Manufacturing (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Work together to assemble miniature wooden Model T's using the moving assembly line method.


Experiment with History

Museum Plaza (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Investigate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) through the eyes of past innovators with hands-on activities.

Corliss Steam Engine Demonstration

Made in America: Power (1:30 p.m.)

Generating 300 horsepower, this 1859 Corliss steam engine served more than 60 years as the central source of power for some dozen independent workshops in Providence. Learn how ingenuity was used to create an optimized power source. Watch it run!

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