Tinker, Hack and Mingle at Maker Faire® Detroit

2014 The Henry Ford Maker Faire entranceMaker Faire is like a three-ring circus of innovation. Robotics, electronics, rockets, food, music, fashion, science — if somebody makes it, we’ll find a place for it at Maker Faire® Detroit. This is one of the most unusual and mind-boggling events to ever find a home in Detroit. Maker Faire is a place where the DIY mindset can run wild. Inspiring and ingenious, with more than a little humor mixed in, this eye-popping gathering is one of the country’s smartest and most extraordinary family-friendly events. More than 400 makers are expected to participate, offering dozens of demonstrations and hands-on workshops for anyone — child or adult — who still has a sense of adventure. July 26-27, 2014 (9:30am - 6pm), inside and outside Henry Ford Museum.

Save 25%! Download the Free App 

Download the free Maker Faire® Detroit app to make the most of your weekend! It includes a schedule, a map, maker descriptions, general faire info and a newsfeed with updates from The Henry Ford. You can also quickly build a personalized agenda to make sure you see the exhibits and events you’re most excited about. Best of all, when you download the app before July 19, you receive a 25% off coupon! Visit the Apple App or Google Play stores.

Extend Your Stay! Vacation Packages Start at $130 

2014 The Henry Ford Maker Faire dragon fireWith so much to see and do at Maker Faire® Detroit, you’ll need more than just a day. Michigan’s must-see destination offers one of the best vacation values in the Midwest! Vacation packages start under $130 and include overnight accommodations and two tickets to two attractions (Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village or Ford Rouge Factory Tour). Please contact the hotel directly for room availability. Packages and pricing vary by hotel. Maker Faire Detroit requires a separate ticket.

Like Making But Can’t Attend Maker Faire® Detroit? 

Join crafters, basement scientists, hobbyists and inventive foodies in Henry Ford Museum to celebrate American ingenuity on Tinker. Hack. Invent. Saturdays., held every Saturday, every month. You’ll learn firsthand how the DIY spirit is alive and well, challenge your own ingenuity and try something new!

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Visit The Henry Ford 

2014 The Henry Ford Maker Faire Girl in Big Bicycle WheelsExplore the ultimate destination for the dreamer and doer that lives inside each of us. We collect America — and then create more unforgettable ways to explore and enjoy it than anywhere else on earth. Enter a world of amazing inventions, daring visionaries and living traditions that spans three centuries of American life, four one-of-a-kind attractions, and 200 acres of sights, sounds and sensations that will take you places you’ve never been before.