May 4, 2016

Maker Faire Detroit Ticket Info

Maker Faire Detroit

Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford on July 30-31, 2016 in collaboration with their partners at Maker Media. This will be the place to visit when Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford for two days of unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity and a whole lot of forward thinking. Inventors, tinkerers, hackers and do-it-yourselfers looking to participate in this year’s faire can now apply at until the June 1, 2016 closing date.

We had such a great time in 2014, read all about it in our blog post.

Hundreds of makers will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to this two-day festival offering everything from robots, flame shooters and animatronics to solar-powered mechanical sculptures and fashionable finds. Go to The Henry Ford, roll up your sleeves, and make something.

So what is Maker Faire?  From the website:
"Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. Maker Faire has become part of pop-culture, a place for experiential marketing, debuting new technologies and inventions, and celebrating geekdom. Maker Media produces two annual flagship Maker Faires, partners with museums to produce Featured Maker Faires, and works with communities to license Mini Maker Faires around the world."

Venue & Ticket Info

The Henry Ford is located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd in Dearborn, close to Southfield Road, I-75 and I-94. {Directions available on the Maker Faire website}.  Be sure to check out the Henry Ford website for information about parking.  It seemed that the best spots were at the Ford Motor Company, directly across from the Henry Ford on Oakwood Blvd.

Ticket Prices for Maker Faire 2016:

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The Giveaway

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  1. My family the went the first year they had it - it was a lot of fun and it was so cool to see the different inventions. It would be great to go again, especially since my 7th grader is really into science and creating things now!

  2. We have never been to this but my oldest always tries to come up with his own inventions. We may just have to hit the Faire this year.

  3. I've been to both venues but, never the Makers Faire. I have two kids that would absolutely love this.

  4. I Haven't been to Henry Ford since childhood and I have never been to the makers faire

  5. I've taken my boys to The Henry Ford Museum one time and they had a blast. There is a great deal of history that can be learned while walking around the Museum. We've never attended the Maker Faire and it sounds fun and interesting!

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  7. I love going to the Henry Ford for their Martin Luther King Day celebration!

  8. I have never been to the Maker Faire, but we have been to both the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. Such a fun family day!

  9. I have been wanting to take the kids to the Henry Ford this year. My daughter would love this!

  10. I love Henry Ford and Greenfield Village, but i haven't been in a couple of years, so thank you for the reminder.