Events at

Henry Ford Museum

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

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The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition

April 30-September 18, 2016

The Beatles changed pop culture and the world of music forever. Were you an original Beatlemaniac? Or are you simply inspired by their music today? Either way, you’ll have the chance to experience the creativity, love and curiosity of the Fab Four firsthand at The Henry Ford.

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The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition

April 30-September 18, 2016

The Beatles changed pop culture and the world of music forever. Were you an original Beatlemaniac? Or are you simply inspired by their music today? Either way, you’ll have the chance to experience the creativity, love and curiosity of the Fab Four firsthand at The Henry Ford.
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Tinker Hack Invent Saturdays

Tinker. Hack. Invent. Saturdays

Every Saturday, every month | 10am - 3pm

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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Tinker. Hack. Invent. Saturdays

Every Saturday, every month | 10am - 3pm

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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Educator Open House

Educator Open House

September 24, 2016 | 9am - 5pm (Doors open at 8:30am)

Educators enjoy complimentary admission to our attractions. Our open house also features presentations by The Henry Ford educational staff and tours.

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Educator Open House

September 24, 2016 | 9am - 5pm (Doors open at 8:30am)

Educators enjoy complimentary admission to our attractions. Our open house also features presentations by The Henry Ford educational staff and tours.
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Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Sensory Friendly Saturday

October 1, 2016 | 9:30am - 5:00pm

Join us in Henry Ford Museum on Saturday,October 1, as a variety of accommodations, activities and more are put into place for our guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders.

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Sensory Friendly Saturday

October 1, 2016 | 9:30am - 5:00pm

Join us in Henry Ford Museum on Saturday,October 1, as a variety of accommodations, activities and more are put into place for our guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders.
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Dress from American Style and Spirit Exhibit

American Style and Spirit Exhibit Preview Reception

November 4, 2016 | 7pm – 10pm

Be one of the first to walk through this living time capsule of American fashion that spans 130 years and tells the epic story of the aspirations of an entrepreneurial family. Engaging, elegant, classic – it's an affair not to be missed.

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American Style and Spirit Exhibit Preview Reception

November 4, 2016 | 7pm – 10pm

Be one of the first to walk through this living time capsule of American fashion that spans 130 years and tells the epic story of the aspirations of an entrepreneurial family. Engaging, elegant, classic – it's an affair not to be missed.
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Dress from American Style and Spirit Exhibit

American Style and Spirit

November 5, 2016 – April 2, 2017

Walk through a living catalog of American style spanning 130 years. Rare in scope and detail, selected clothing from the collection brings the lives of the entrepreneurial Roddis family into sharp focus through fashion.

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American Style and Spirit

November 5, 2016 – April 2, 2017

Walk through a living catalog of American style spanning 130 years. Rare in scope and detail, selected clothing from the collection brings the lives of the entrepreneurial Roddis family into sharp focus through fashion.
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Things to Do Today at Henry Ford Museum

Depot Town

Railroads (9:30am-5pm)

Our youngest guests can use their creativity to build with large blocks.

Rubbing Stations

(9:30am-5pm)

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

Allegheny Locomotive

Railroads (9:30am-5pm)

Built in 1941 and weighing 600 tons, the Allegheny was one of the largest steam-powered locomotives ever built. Watch our video of the Allegheny in operation and then step up into the cab of this mighty engine and imagine yourself at the controls.

Build a Model T

Made in America: Manufacturing Exhibit (9:30am-5pm)

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 Exhibit (9:30am-5pm)

Imagine how a harvest might have looked to a farmer when you climb into the cab of our 1975 Sperry-New Holland combine.

Design & Test a K'NEX Car

Behind Lamy's Diner, Driving America Exhibit (9:30am-5pm)

Our K'NEX play station is located behind Lamy's Diner in our Driving America Exhibit. Kids are invited to stop by to design and test their their own K'NEX car construction.

Make a Paper Airplane

Heroes of the Sky Exhibit (9:30am-5pm)

Imagine you're an aviation inventor: create cool paper airplanes designs and take to the skies!

Model Train Layout

Railroad Exhibit (9:30am-5pm)

Stop by and see our impressive model train layout, which features a collection of historic Lionel buildings. Located in the Railroad Exhibit, near the 1925 Detroit Toledo & Ironton Railroad Caboose.

Visions of the Future

Your Place in Time (9:30am-5pm)

Henry's Assembly Line

Made in America: Manufacturing Exhibit (On the hour and half hour 10am-4:30pm)

What better way to learn about an assembly line than to work on one? In this hands-on 20-minute program, your students will work together to assemble a miniature wooden Model T using the station and moving assembly line methods.


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