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World Maker Faire 2015 at New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, September 26, 2015.  Andrew Kelly for New York Hall of Science

October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016

NYSCI hosts the annual World Maker Faire in partnership with Maker Media. Maker Faire began in the Bay Area in 2006. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, 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. To honor the legacy of the 1964-65 World’s Fair where NYSCI was founded, we adopted the name World Maker Faire when we hosted our first Faire in 2010.

Maker Faire is a forward-looking gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy sharing what they can do, learning new things, and meeting new people. Maker Faire takes creativity to the masses.

World Maker Faire 2016 takes place October 1 –2. Museum admission on October 1 and 2 requires purchase of a World Maker Faire ticket. For more information visit This year’s Map and Program Guide can be downloaded at For information about public transportation, the World Maker Faire bike valet, and parking, visit

Buy your tickets now.

NYSCI members get the best deal – with an additional 30–50% off the already discounted early bird pricing. Not a member? Become one today!

NYSCI Village activities at World Maker Faire this year include:

Robotigers Team 1796
The Robotigers’ will present a fun an exciting robotics activity for families.

Wreck It!
Use your engineering skills and creativity to build a super slide that will launch a projectile to knock down your target. Get ready to rock, roll and wreck it!

Dragonfly Helicopters
No wings required! These “Dragonflies” go up with just the twist of a rubber band.

Bernoulli’s Maze
Make your way through this maze and to the finish line. All you will need is the power of air.

Beat the Heat
Make rising temperatures drop down low, no electricity needed. All it takes is a few two liter bottles to compress the air and make it cold!

Recycled Motion
Create designs out of unexpected materials to see different types of motion and movement emerge.

Data in the Midst
Individual bits of data, collected together, tell a story. Contribute your piece of the story to a large physical display and explore what the expanding patterns might tell us.

Tool Mandalas
Hammers and pliers and nails, oh my! Make a temporary piece of art by arranging our tools and hardware into the perfect design. Snap a picture to add it to our collection of tool art.

Make Academy
NYSCI Maker Space is showcasing the Middle school program, Make Academy, by sharing their 3D design, art and fabrication projects with Maker Faire visitors.

Noticing Tools
Make awesome projects with new iPad apps from NYSCI. Create hilarious photo mashups, forced perspective scenes, animate a dance, build a 3D model, and discover the physics in your own motion.

Cleaning Handy Interactive Personality (CHIP)
CHIP shreds plastic bottles and container. The purpose of CHIP is to beautify the Corona neighborhood by shredding recyclable plastic waste making it usable for other purposes.

Planned Adolescence
In New York City, there is a lack of proper sexual education within school settings, brought about by minuscule courses. Our solution is Planned Adolescence, a community project targeted towards youth that can properly teach sex education.

GEQ+ (Gender Equality Band)
The main focus of the Gender Equality Band is to provide everyone with equal opportunities of play and exercise by creating a safe space for those who want to participate in co-ed activities and help generate community relations.

Urban Wonderland
The Urban Wonderland is a site specific art installation and socially engaged education platform that serves to give visitors of Corona Park an fun, interactive experience.

Man Made Objects
Useful and inventive items and tools made out of scraps and discarded materials.

Don Cornelius
The sheet metal centipede returns with an updated head and new base. Powered by batteries, simple motors and ready to par-tay.

LEGO Great Hall Sculpture



  • Michele C Petitt

    Jun 22, 2016 - Reply

    Is there still a discount on tickets for NYSCI members?

    • Mary Record

      Jul 7, 2016 - Reply

      Yes, NYSCI members receive a 30-50% discount on current World Maker Faire ticket prices, including Early Bird Tickets. If you are a member, check your email on Friday, July 8 for your discount code. Or watch for the special postcard in your mailbox.

  • Robert Russell

    Sep 6, 2016 - Reply

    Will there be a maker conference before the event (like last year)?

  • william isecke

    Sep 8, 2016 - Reply

    will there be parking at citifield with shuttle busses during makerfaire

    • Todd Narasuwan

      Sep 22, 2016 - Reply

      Hi William,

      There is no parking at Citi Field for Maker Faire. Parking will be available at multiple locations near to the event with shuttle service provided. Visit this page ( for the latest info on Maker Faire parking. As always, mass transit, taxi or ride share are the most convenient options for getting to Maker Faire.

  • Xuan Huynh

    Sep 10, 2016 - Reply

    I didn’t get an email for discount code to the maker fair nor a postcard. Can NYSCI resend me a code for maker fair tickets.

    Thank you

  • Threemoons

    Sep 13, 2016 - Reply

    Ugh, traveling for Rosh Hashana. Can’t make it this year.

  • Astrik

    Sep 19, 2016 - Reply

    Hello. I wonder if the programme is different and rich/interesting for a 6-7 year old to attend two days or one day would be enough? Thank you.

    • Mary Record

      Sep 21, 2016 - Reply

      Hi Astrik – World Maker Faire is a huge festival that covers the inside of the museum, as well as the outside grounds. Many people enjoy having a weekend pass as it allows them time to take workshops and see all the shows and demonstrations. To get a sense of what is on offer, you can download the Program Guide and Map at You can also check out the Meet the Makers section on that same page to see what makers will be at the Faire this year.

  • Alberto

    Sep 26, 2016 - Reply

    Where can I buy the tickets

  • Nbrnn

    Sep 30, 2016 - Reply

    Heard about this event on NPR Brian Lehr today. Would love to bring my kids but they are just 5 years old. Are they too young for this event?

    • Mary Record

      Oct 1, 2016 - Reply

      There are activities for all ages at World Maker Faire. Be sure to check out the NYSCI Village area near the rockets, the Young Makers area, Puppet Pfactory, BioBus, and the Coke Zero & Mentos show at 5:30 pm on both days at the Unisphere.

  • Volt the Robot

    Oct 3, 2016 - Reply

    Thanks so much for hosting another wildly successful Worlds Maker Faire! So glad the weather cooperated and so many people attended. We had an AWESOME TIME! POWER TO THE MAKERS!

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