The Science Behind Pixar at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

The Science Behind Pixar at the Henry Ford in Dearborn

The Science Behind Pixar at the Henry Ford in Dearborn

Stop what you are doing and make plans now to go see the Science Behind Pixar exhibit at Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.  The exhibit closes March 18, 2018. 

I don't want to use too much hyperbole to describe the exhibit, but it really is one of the most dynamic and engaging of the special exhibitions that the Henry Ford Museum has displayed in recent years. 

Is this a photo of real or a creation of the technical geniuses at Pixar? (It's a photo of real grass at Heritage Park in Farmington.)

Is this a photo of real or a creation of the technical geniuses at Pixar? (It's a photo of real grass at Heritage Park in Farmington.)

This 10,000 square foot exhibit featuring over 40 interactive displays delves deeply into the making of some of the most family friendly entertainment ever produced.  If you are a fan of the films you will walk away satisfied as there are numerous displays featuring the characters and scenes of the films. Even if you are not one of those who have a deep affection for the films, you will develop a level of appreciation for the amazing attention to detail-both narrative and technical that makes these films so compelling. 

I really enjoyed the short video interviews of the Pixar employees who describe their specialized function in creating the films. It gave me a better sense of the people who are so passionate about creating these films. 

Yes, it really does put science and math front and center as essential to the development of the films. For the true math lover, it will perhaps be a bit unsatisfying in that it only provides a thumbnail explanation of how it utilizes the various formulas that are essential to making the each detail of the film realistic. For the rest of us, it helped me appreciate the level of math and science involved without being pedantic. 

Here are links to further your enjoyment of the Science Behind Pixar exhibit at the Henry Ford

The Science Behind Pixar

After your visit, consider having lunch at Lue Thai Cafe or La Pita, two amazing Dearborn eateries, followed by desert at Cannoli Pastry.