There’s a lot happing at The Henry Ford this weekend. But before we get to all that good stuff, here’s a gentle reminder to purchase tickets in advance for our popular events that sell out.
A Day Out with Thomas
Thomas The Tank Engine will be rolling along the track at Greenfield Village April 28-29, and May 5-6 and 12-13. Purchase tickets online or through the call center at 313-982-6001. This event sells out. So be sure to plan ahead and buy tickets in advance for your timed trip around the village lead by this Really Useful Engine.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Selling out each weekend since it’s opening last month, this exhibition is in Henry Ford Museum through Sept. 30, 2012. The exhibition tells the moving story of the innovation and tragedy that surrounds this most famous ship. Timed tickets for the exhibition may be purchased online or via the call center at 313-982-6001.
Here’s a look some weekend highlights.
Having opened last weekend for the 2012 season, the village is already bustling with the activities that make it such a special place. Its historic districts take visitors into the treasured stories of America’s past with dramatic presentations, Model T rides and carousel turns, time-honored farming, good food, good fun and so much more.
If you come for a visit this weekend, be sure to make a stop in at the shops that make up the Liberty Craftworks.
Liberty Craftworks is one of the seven historic districts in Greenfield Village. The district includes the buildings around Stony Creek Mill Pond: Armington & Sims Machine Shop, a glass shop, Gunsolly Carding Mill, Loranger Gristmill, pottery shop, printing office, tin shop, and weaving shop.
Skilled artisans practice authentic period crafts and trades each day while demonstrating techniques that are – in some cases – centuries old.
Henry Ford Museum
Titanic: The Exhibition (daily)
Limited time slots still have available tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, however, they are selling out. Please be sure to buy tickets in advance to avoid the disappointment of arriving to a sold-out crowd. Tickets may be ordered online or through the call center.
The Rouge Factory Tour
Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a self-guided five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theater, Art of Manufacturing Theater, Observation Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery. Public tours begin on the historic grounds of The Henry Ford with busses departing for the Factory Tour every 20 minutes from 9:20 a.m. –3 p.m. Busses return regularly from the Visitor Center with the last bus returning to The Henry Ford at 5 p.m.
The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
And, of course: There’s always the IMAX!
Come and experience the Titanic – James Cameron style – and in 3D at Michigan’s largest IMAX screen. James Cameron’s Titanic: A 3D Imax Experience is now showing as is the interesting documentary that takes viewers to the ocean floor and debris field of the Titanic - Titanica.