Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford in Dearborn

Inventors' wares and ideas come to life, July 30-31, 2016, at this family-friendly festival featuring robots, animatronics and more in celebration of the Maker Movement.


Maker Faire Detroit – the greatest show and tell on Earth – will return to The Henry Ford in Dearborn July 30-31, 2016 for two days of unchecked creativity and innovative fun.


At this seventh annual event – a “three-ring circus of innovation,” as The Henry Ford calls it – hundreds of makers of all ages and from all walks of life will come to show their hands-on projects and innovations. Visitors can even roll up their sleeves and make something themselves at dozens of demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

Guests will get the chance to see robots, flame shooters, animatronics, solar-powered mechanical sculptures and many more awe-inspiring inventions at this year’s event – including giant fighting robot MegaBot from Team USA and Dorit Chrysler’s electronic instrument.

The fair will be located in The Henry Ford Museum with some additional exhibits in the lot behind the museum. Food concessions will be available.

So come and celebrate your right to tweak, hack and bend technology at this year’s Maker Faire, running 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are priced at $28/ages 12-61, $26/ages 62-plus, $19/ages 3-11 and free/ages 2 and under. Members of The Henry Ford get 50 percent off all ticket prices, and visitors who attend the event both days receive 15 percent off their total ticket purchases.

Parking costs $6/vehicle for nonmembers and is free for members. A free shuttle provided by the University of Michigan-Dearborn will also be available from the U-M Dearborn Fairlane Center Campus.

Find more details on the 2016 Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford in Dearborn here. For more ideas of fun stuff to do in metro Detroit, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2012 and has been updated for 2016 by Jessica Schrader.


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