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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®

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OUT! LGBTQ+ Visibility and Identity

May 26 – August 15 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us this summer for a limited-engagement pop-up exhibit to learn more about the acquisitions we've recently made that relate to the history and lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people.

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OUT! LGBTQ+ Visibility and Identity

May 26 – August 15 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us this summer for a limited-engagement pop-up exhibit to learn more about the acquisitions we've recently made that relate to the history and lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people.
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History Outside the Box

History Outside the Box

Virtual Event: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3 and July 1

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

Virtual Event: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3 and July 1

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

April 12, May 10, and June 14, 2022 | 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 a.m.

Imagine, create, iterate. Set little minds in motion with learning and storytelling.

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PNC Tinkering for Tots

April 12, May 10, and June 14, 2022 | 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 a.m.

Imagine, create, iterate. Set little minds in motion with learning and storytelling.
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Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume Presented by the Walt Disney Archives

June 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Featuring more than 70 original pieces, Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume explores the vision, process, and craft used to create the costumes worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment.

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Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume Presented by the Walt Disney Archives

June 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Featuring more than 70 original pieces, Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume explores the vision, process, and craft used to create the costumes worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment.
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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.

Driving America Films

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

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

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

NEW: In the Driver's Seat presented by Brembo

Driven to Win (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. )

Buckle up for high-octane racing with six interlinked, full-motion simulators that feature the latest technologies – just like the modern pros use for training.

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.

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.

Visions of the Future

Your Place in Time (9:30 a.m. – 5 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.

Gravity Racers

Driven to Win (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

How does the body of a vehicle impact it's performance? Try your hand at automotive design and build different types to cars to see which will go the fastest. Will your vehicle win the race?

Experiment with History

Car Court in front of the Drive-In Theater (10:00 - 11:15 a.m.)

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

Fueled by Passion

Driven to Win (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Immerse yourself in a 180-degree multisensory theater experience that ignites the drive we all have to power our passions.

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