Thursday, July 25, 2013

Check Out Some Crazy Creations this Weekend at Maker Faire!

This Saturday and Sunday there is a festival featuring anything and everything you can think, invent, and create. Maker Faire is an event that brings together over 400 makers and their projects, whether they are robots or musical fountains. Now in it's fourth year, this fun festival is appropriately presented by and held at The Henry Ford in Dearborn.

Maker Faire reaches out to inventors of all different varieties to submit their creations from a number of different categories, from robotics to puppets and pretty much everything in between. Some of the exhibits that are old favorites include a life size mousetrap and a fire breathing dragon art-car (which is making it's last appearance at the festival this year). There are over 100 new makers that are involved in this year's festival, so we're sure there will be plenty of new awww inspiring displays. Amongst these new creations attendees will also get to see some items from The Henry Ford collection such as a kitchen sink engine and the Quadricycle, as part of Henry Ford’s 150th birthday celebration.

On top of all of the inventions and oddities there is also food and entertainment, including performances by The Weird Sisters Circus. Plus many of the displays are interactive, so that's entertaining all on its own.

Maker Faire runs this Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $19 for kids 5-12 years old, and the little ones that are 4 and under are free. If you have a membership to The Henry Ford you get half off those prices. So head out to The Henry Ford and geek out this weekend. We're sure you'll see some things that will blow your mind and maybe even some that will inspire you to create something crazy yourself!


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