The Henry Ford is one of our favorite places to visit and if you need more reasons to make the trip, here are special events and activities to check out this summer.
Pro-tip get the membership! A family membership without rides is $185 for 2 adults and kids at household (membership with rides pass is $285) and grants you unlimited visits to the museum and village AND free parking. One venue, one day admission for a family of 4 (ages 5 and older) is $93.50. When you visit twice, it’s paid for itself and you’ll want to visit more than twice.
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The Henry Ford’s latest special exhibit, explores Jim Henson’s storied career from his experimental film projects to – of course – the Muppets that we all know and love. The exhibit will feature a number of artifacts including 20 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes and interactive experiences that allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on camera and designing a puppet character.
Celebrate the start of summer and Father’s Day weekend at Greenfield Village. Motor Muster brings hundreds of car owners together for an exciting historic vehicle show, that showcases the golden eras of car culture. Plan to stay late on Saturday night for live classic American rock and pop hits from the 1970s performed by local favorite Classic Gold.
Rainy day? Check out the new permanent exhibit, Driven to Win: Racing In America at The Henry Ford. The recently added, hands-on display in the museum is a must-see.
Put on your walking shoes and pull out the stroller to take in the unique atmosphere of Greenfield Village with a series of historical decade vignettes, historical building experiences and free carousel rides. Enjoy your favorite summer treat as you listen to performance groups — showcasing a diverse assembly of music from American history, including choral singing, ragtime, jazz and more — around the Village Green. Each symphony ensemble will be rotated throughout the evening to represent each section of the orchestra (brass, woodwinds, strings, etc.), rather than performing on a single grand stage. Delight in marching fifes and drums and an extraordinary fireworks display at the end of your evening.
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