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Henry Ford Museum – Dearborn

My Dad is member at the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village, so we took a long overdue visit to the Henry Ford Museum this week.  It has been a long time since we have visited and I was pleasantly surprised.  I am actually questioning if I had ever been there before, even though I know I have.

Rock and rope climbing wall in the Wizard of Oz exhibit

The special events were truly amazing.  The Wizard of Oz exhibit combines the wonders of the movie with a lot of learning activities for children of all ages.  Children are given the opportunity to experiment with color, lights, sound, blocks and more.  There is even a cargo net and rock climbing wall that gives them a chance to get out their energy.  The last day for this exhibit is scheduled for January 9th, 2012.

Wow that tree is tall!

Holidays in the Henry Ford will continue until January 2nd of 2012.  Children can gaze upon the super tall Christmas tree, write a letter to Santa, meet Santa, play with Legos and watch the Lionel trains and more.  I must say that Santa is fantastic.  He is so kind and patient.  You can bring your camera and get your pictures for free with your museum admission.

Rosa, Santa & me.  The best Santa EVER!!!!

Beyond the special events there is plenty to see at the Henry Ford.  Perhaps your child loves trains, if so this is the place to go.  Rows upon rows of real trains, and a couple that you can even go inside.  The dollhouses caught my daughters attention, while the gun display and presidential cars were of interest to my father.  I absolutely loved walking through the Dymaxion House.  Airplanes, rooms displays through the decades, the Rosa Parks bus, and so much more make this a great destination for almost everyone.

Rosa had a blast dancing in a MTV video in the 80’s exhibit.

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