Maker Faire is once again taking over the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering on Aug. 20 and 21 for its third year. Visitors will experience a traditional science fair combined with innovation and engineering for hands-on learning and fun!
The Faire will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Grand Rapids Public Museum is located at 272 Pearl St NW and with the GVSU’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering located next door on the university’s Pew Campus, 401 W. Fulton St.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire gathers all-ages to learn and teach about new ideas and collaborations. Interactive stations and inventions will be showcased by tech enthusiasts, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Visitors to this year’s Grand Rapids Maker Faire can expect to see and interact with more than 100 maker booths.
Tickets for a single day pass are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $3 for children. For a two-day pass, tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for children. Purchase by Friday, August 12 and receive $2 off each ticket.
GRPM Members are free, but tickets are required and recommend to reserve ahead of time. Tickets can be purchased or reserved at MakerFaireGR.com or by calling 616.929.1700.
The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is being organized by the GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Makers can still sign up to be a part of this annual Faire at MakerFaireGR.com to showcase what they have made and share what they have learned.
The third annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is sponsored by Tekton Tools, Cascade Engineering, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Wood News Radio, WGVU Public Media and Connections Academy.
Follow Grand Rapids Maker Faire on Twitter @makerfaireGR, as well as on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/makerfairegr/.
Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.