Museum & Laboratory Visit - Daily

NOTE: Museum and Laboratory Tour does not include access to the historic homes and estates grounds.

The Edison Ford Lab and Museum Tour admission offers visitors a great opportunity to see and learn the vastness of Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s genius.  A self-guided tour of the Edison Ford 15,000 square foot air-conditioned Museum has an impressive collection of inventions and artifacts, special exhibits and archives.  Visitors can also enjoy several different documentaries on the lives of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory.  Museum invention demonstrations throughout the day include the Edison phonograph and more. The lab includes a display of the original machinery and equipment used by Edison in his plant research. 

Other items of interest inside the museum include:

Smithsonian Spark!Lab: A hands-on, interactive exhibit for families and children. A series of rotating stations, with themes from vehicle construction to understanding sound waves, will challenge visitors to place themselves in the mindset of an inventor. Installed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, who describe the exhibit in this way: “In Spark!Lab, we believe everyone is inventive. Every day we provide opportunities for children and families to explore their inventive creativity—to create, innovate, collaborate, and problem-solve—because these experiences empower kids to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed today and in the future.”

Timeline of Innovation: A timeline of the major innovations of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Highlighting achievements in dozens of fields, this brand new exhibit will showcase some of our most interesting artifacts and provide visitors with a  narrative to understand how Edison, Ford, and others built on earlier innovations to create their own inventions.

Edison Ford Members: FREE

Adults: $15.00
Teen: (ages 13-19) $12.00
Children: (ages 6-12) $8.00
Children: (ages 5 and under) FREE