Hey you DIYers, crafters, bakers, entertainers, inventors, and artists, the annual Maker Faire is coming to Wichita in April at Exploration Place!
What is the Maker Faire?
The Maker Faire is an opportunity for makers to showcase their projects and share with Wichita what they are doing and learning.
Driven by Make: magazine, the Maker Movement, and in partnership with MakeICT, the Maker Faire in Wichita gives amateur artisans, engineers, scientists and crafters of all ages the freedom to showcase their hobbies, experiments, and projects in a family-friendly atmosphere.
“Makers from across the community and region will be taking part in the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
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.”
There are two ways to enjoy Wichita’s Maker Faire: attend the event to see what others are making or participate as a presenter to show what you make.
When is the Maker Faire?
If you want to attend and see what others are making, the Wichita Mini Maker Faire will be held at Exploration Place on Friday, April 17 or Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Maker Faire Admission Prices
The cost to get into the faire is included in your general admission to Exploration Place. (If you are an Exploration Place member or a member of MakeICT, it’s free.)
Exploration Place Members – FREE
MakeICT Members – FREE
Adult (12-64) – $11.50
Senior (65+) – $10.00
Youth (3-11) – $8.00
2 and under – FREE
To see Maker Faire in action, watch this short video. I’m warning you though, it’s pretty inspiring!
For more information about the event or the Maker movement, visit the Wichita Maker Faire website.
Date: Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita
Cost: Included in general museum admission, free for members.