The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth

Get ready for the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth at the 7th Annual World Maker Faire this weekend at NYSCI.

At the two-day event, you can play with robots, learn to solder, discover the unexpected, and meet and learn from makers of all ages, innovative speakers, and amazing and unique attractions.

“The spirit of Maker Faire is contagious, from the makers right through to the attendees,” said Dr. Margaret Honey, NYSCI’s president and CEO. “The makers are so enthusiastic about their work and sharing their talent, demonstrating how innovation can improve the world. Their projects are especially inspiring for children, showing them the awesome potential when the power of science, technology, engineering and math is harnessed.”

World Maker Faire is part science, part county fair and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. World Maker Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students and commercial exhibitions. Makers come to show their creations and share their work. Attendees to World Maker Faire can glimpse the future and find inspiration to become makers themselves.

“What I love most about Maker Faire, and it was truly evident at Maker Fair 2015 at the New York Hall of Science, are the people and the many walks of life that came to take in the Maker Movement,” said Dale Dougherty, executive chairman of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire. “There were families with young kids, groups of students and teachers, people from all sorts of ethnic backgrounds, professionals and hobbyists. The diversity was visible and shows that the movement is engaging and inspiring people, no matter who they are, where they are coming from, or what they make.”

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

Written by Shan Razack, a senior attendant guard at NYSCI.