Clevelanders who love new inventions, electronics and science & technology projects while having a Do-It-Yourself mindset should check out the Maker Faire Detroit event being hosted by The Henry Ford Museum complex in Dearborn, Michigan on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. It will prove to be an unique and interesting way to spend a weekend and it's only a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.
Maker Faire Detroit A two-day, interactive, family-friendly event, Maker Faire Detroit features demonstrations and hands-on workshops that highlight creativity and innovation by way of robotics, electronics, rockets, engineering and even arts & crafts, music, food and fashion in addition to science & technology displays and projects from more than 400 makers displaying their ideas, inventions, wares and solutions.
Makers come from a wide variety of backgrounds including tech enthusiasts, educators, crafters, hobbyists, engineers, artists, students, authors, commercial exhibitors, members of science clubs and people who just like to tinker.
Among some of the sights to behold at Maker Faire Detroit include robots, animatronics, flame shooters and solar-powered sculptures.
There will be lots of activities for the kids (including making bottle cap sleigh bells) and you don't want to miss the demonstrations at 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday by EepyBird who will be dropping 500 Mentos into 100 bottles of Coke to create huge geysers, all set to music. You can behold this amazing sight in front of The Henry Ford Museum.
There will be plenty of food from The Henry Ford's award-winning culinary team and from booths of Michigan restaurants available for purchase.
Hours for Maker Faire Detroit are 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission for one day is $28 for adults, $26 for seniors and $19 for youth (5-12). Children 4 and under are free.
A Super Pass is $150 for all ages and includes a behind-the-scenes access on Friday evening during set-up of Maker Faire, admission to the Maker Mixer Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. where casual snacks and beverages will be served, 2-day admission to Maker Faire Detroit, one admission to Greenfield Village and to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, one unlimited ride pass at Greenfield Village (ride a Model T and the train!) and admission to one IMAX film.
For those guests wishing to stay overnight, check out the Best Western Greenfield Inn (2 miles from The Henry Ford Museum complex) located at 3000 Enterprise Dr. in nearby Allen Park, Michigan. Call 313-271-1600 to check for availability and pricing ort to make reservations.
The Henry Ford Museum complex is located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.