What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About the Charlotte Mini Maker Faire

marbling workshop at 2016 Charlotte Mini Maker FaireThe Charlotte Mini Maker Faire is a one-day celebration of creative making. This event will host exhibitors, vendors, workshop teachers, speakers and performers from across the region.

The faire will take place at Discovery Place Science, utilizing N Tryon St as well as space inside the Museum.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.

About Discovery Place Science

Discovery Place ScienceOne of the top hands-on museums in the nation, Discovery Place Science provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities.

Discovery Place Science is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street. Convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck — the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex — at the corner of Sixth and Church Streets. For more information about Discovery Place Science, call 704.372.6261, visit science.discoveryplace.org or connect with Discovery Place Science on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Discovery Place is a network of museums that includes Discovery Place Science in uptown Charlotte, Discovery Place Nature adjacent to Freedom Park and Discovery Place Kids, with locations in Huntersville and Rockingham. Discovery Place is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.