The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

Event Details

Pollinator Palooza

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm | Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd.

Pollinator Palooza

See what’s buzzing at Ford House this summer as we celebrate butterflies, bats, bees and pollinators of every kind!

At Pollinator Palooza, you can:

  • Mix and mingle with live butterflies in our butterfly house and learn about Monarch migrations.
  • Take a peek into a living bee hive and learn what makes them buzz from the experts at Greentoe Gardens.
  • Check out live bats from the Organization for Bat Conservation.
  • Learn about gardening for hummingbirds from Wild Birds Unlimited of Grosse Pointe Woods.
  • Plus we'll have hands-on activities, like building a bee hotel, making “seed bombs” and much more!

Tickets are $12 for non-members, $10 for Ford House members. Children under 2 are free. The event is held rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges. Purchase tickets online in advance here.


Pollinator Palooza Schedule

10:15 a.m. – Monarch Habitat Talk on monarch migration and protection, Clinton River Watershed Talk on protecting the watershed

11 a.m. – Basically Bats live animal presentation by Organization for Bat Conservation

Noon – Gardening for Hummingbirds Presentation by Rosann Kovalcik of Wild Birds Unlimited – Grosse Pointe Woods

1 p.m. - Basically Bats live animal presentation by Organization for Bat Conservation

Ongoing activities include a live bee hive and honey tasting from the beekeepers at Green Toe Gardens, docent led butterfly house tours, arts and crafts, hands-on activities and more.