The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation Presents Maker Faire Detroit

Maker Faire 2018

Let’s Get Creative and Enjoy the Creativity of Others!

The Maker Faire Detroit festival comes back to Henry Ford Museum towards the end of the month and will feature robots, rockets, virtual reality, 3-D printing, handmade crafts, sculptures, hands-on activities, and demonstrations. The festival will be held July 28-29, 2018. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to scientists and garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The mission of the festival is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. 

Interested in going? You should! The festival is the largest two-day festival in the Midwest dedicated to creativity and is sponsored by GE Digital for the second year in a row.

This year’s festival guests can learn how Guinness World Record Holder “DrURAwesome” has mastered the art of the bubble, create modular synthesizers; and listen to a performance by the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. Will Heavy Meta be there? You bet! Heavy Meta, a 30-foot fire-breathing dragon made from a General Motors bus will definitely make his apprearance for all ages to enjoy. Also, the Tesla Coil Quartet will play music using 3-foot bolts of artificial lightning.  Take that for creativity!

What else is for the kids? Accelerate4KIDS will be hosting it’s annual Youth Hackathon for hackers in grades 3-8 to design games and apps and Handmade Toledo will offer arts and crafts to enjoy and purchase. 

Click here to buy your tickets. Ticket prices are; $28 for adults, $19 for kids, and $26 for seniors. Children 4 and under are free.

 

Photo – Henry Ford Museum
 

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