Maker Faire Detroit Returns to The Henry Ford, July 28-29, 2012

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DEARBORN – Maker Faire Detroit, a celebration of unbridled creativity and unconventional imagination, returns to The Henry Ford, July 28-29, 2012. Since 2010, more than 40,000 people have attended this two-day, family friendly festival featuring more than 300 makers, tinkers and hackers displaying their wares, fares, ideas and inventions. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

“The success of the 2010 and 2011 Maker Faire Detroit events has proven the possibility of what ordinary individuals can do, right here in a region brimming with doers, thinkers and makers,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “We’re excited to bring this festival back to The Henry Ford to ignite creativity and innovation in those who love to tinker.”

Maker Faire Detroit offers everything from robots, flame shooters, animatronics, solar-powered mechanical sculptures, fashionable finds, to musical performances, fire arts and hands-on activities. Back by popular demand are some Faire favorites including The LifeSize Mousetrap, Cirque Amongus, i3Detroit Hackerspace and Handmade Detroit. And don’t forget the Coke and Mentos guys!

Members of The Henry Ford can purchase their tickets beginning April 25, 2012, with non-member tickets available starting May 9, 2012. For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.thehenryford.org/makerfaire.

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