Download THF Connect to transform your visit to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation with audio tours, AR content, an interactive map and more. Unlock stories that cross exhibits with exclusive audio tours from our curators. Find your way to your favorite objects with our map and intuitive turn-by-turn directions. Explore artifacts and collections in virtual space with augmented realityand even create your own virtual innovation. For members of The Henry Ford, access your membership card to activate your benefits across the campus. Want more? Were always improving the app, and we want to hear from you!
1. Near Me
The app responds to your location in the museum, alerting you to nearby experiences.
2. Audio Tours
Dive deeper into the stories and artifacts around you, and explore connections across exhibits with immersive audio tours. As you follow turn-by-turn directions, hear from the museums curators as they tell stories of triumph, discovery and failure.
3. Interact - AR
Add a virtual layer to artifacts at the museum, and create your own AR Mashup from pieces of The Henry Fords collection.
4. Featured Artifacts
Locate and learn about featured artifacts throughout the museum with THF Artifact Cards.
5. Digital Membership Card
Access your membership card from anywhere.
6. Review Your Visit
Keep track of your in-app activity, allowing you to revisit your discoveries at home.
7. Things to Do
Discover activities at the museum, from upcoming events to hands-on experiences on the museum floor.
Tap the search icon at any time to find a specific artifact, amenity, or content within the app.
9. Turn by Turn Directions
THF Connect provides directions from your location to anywhere in the museummaking it easier for you to follow an audio tour, or find restrooms, food, exits and more.
How does THF Connect know where you are? The Henry Ford has placed more than 500 Bluetooth beacons throughout the museum. These beacons emit a signal that your phone detects, with Bluetooth enabled. Your phone then provides your location and provides turn-by-turn directions. The Henry Ford does not track or store guest locationsthis feature is strictly for your convenience.
- Our free Guest Wifi varies in strength throughout the museum. Please alert us if you have any issues.
- Bluetooth must be turned on for full functionality. Continued use of GPS running in the background may dramatically decrease battery life.
Let us know how the app is working and how we can continue to innovate your museum experience by sending your feedback to: ThfConnect@thf.org