The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium will host its fourth annual Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the application process is now open for creators to apply.
This event embraces the spirit of the do-it-yourself movement and features local and regional makers sharing emerging tech, hobbies and experiments across a variety of categories.
This family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness celebrates the Maker Movement by dedicating a place for people to show what they are making and share what they are learning with like-minded people. Tech enthusiasts, crafters, visual artists, scientists, and tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to connect and grow together.
“This is an important event to encourage makers of all ages and backgrounds to solve problems and engage their creativity,” said Kate Arrizza, CEO of the Science Center. “We are looking forward to seeing what this year’s applicants have to offer and want to encourage everyone to sign up. This is the perfect opportunity to have fun and open every mind to science.”
All ages are invited to experience DIY robotics, maker workshops, 3D printing, live science demos, local artists and more. The application process is now open, and those interested should sign up by visiting https://palmbeach.makerfaire.com.
The original Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, Calif., in 2006 and has grown to more than 1,100 makers and 145,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to include more than 600 makers and 80,000 attendees. Cities all over the world, including Atlanta, Orlando, San Diego, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and more, are home to larger-scale events. In addition, more than 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world — including right here in Palm Beach County.
Sponsors for the Mini Maker Faire include the Palm Beach Tech Association, Resource Depot, MAKE Magazine, Palm Beach County, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Discover the Palm Beaches.
This event is included in regular admission to the Science Center, which is $17.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors, $13.95 for children (3-12), free for children under 3 and free for members.
The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org.