I received free tickets to The Henry Ford to facilitate this article. All views and opinions are 100% my own and honest.
Spring is just around the corner…. right? Until the snow is gone and the temperature goes up we continue to look for great places to the take the family and have fun. Last weekend we found one – The Henry Ford Museum located in Dearborn. We had a great time, it was the perfect way to spend a snowy Sunday. The Henry Ford Museum is truly a gem!
The Museum is packed with outstanding historical displays that will keep both adults and kids entertained for hours. The hands-on exhibits, like the Tower of Power, are great at teaching kids how things really work. I think it’s so important for kids to see how different things are today than just 50 years ago. The cars were like artwork back then.
From now until March 15th they have a special display called: Engines Exposed. They have popped the top on some of our cars to show the hidden engines. This warm indoor attraction is great for families to learn about historical cars. They have a great collection of beautiful cars even if you are not so interested in what’s under the hood.
In addition they have so many other displays. Some of our favorites were the Dymaxion House – a round house made out of stainless steel. The kids really got a kick out of this futuristic house. We also enjoyed the airplane exhibits and the farm machinery. We bought a plastic-injected red 1965 Ford Mustang that we watched being made, a highlight for my son.
If your feet need a rest, stop by the newly re-opened IMAX Theatre. There were so many great choices we had a hard time deciding with movie to see. We went with the newly released Secret Ocean 3D. The other 3D shows were Lemurs, Penguins, Humpback Whales and D-Day. Ticket prices for kids 12 and under range from $7.50 to $10 depending on whether or not you are a member. Adult ticket prices range from $9.75 to $13.75. Well worth it – especially for 3D.
Admission prices for entry into the Museum range from $20 for adults to $15 for children aged 12-4 (under 4 years old are free). Members get into the Museum for free.
You can also take The Ford Rouge Factory Tour. This is a re-imagined Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Check out the futuristic innovation theater, the live creation of the Ford F150, and the famous Legacy Gallery.
Just in case you’re wondering – there are few places inside where you can grab a bite to eat, and a gift shop.
You can find detailed information about The Henry Ford and the IMAX Theatre on their website: https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/index.aspx