Maker Faire Silver Spring 2016

KID Museum Announces Return of the Most Popular Maker Faire in DC Area Maker Faire Silver Spring - Sunday, September 25th 12-5

KID Museum announces the return of the most popular Maker Faire in the DC area on Sunday, September 25th, 12:00-5:00pm.  Last year, over 15,000 people attended the Faire.   KID Museum will host Maker Faire Silver Spring – one of the only free and family-oriented Maker Faires in the country – at The Silver Spring Civic Building.

Maker Faire is a unique festival featuring the work of inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and do-it-yourselfers of all kinds.   Projects range from robotics and electronics, to metal working and larger than life interactive artwork.  The goal is to inspire creativity and innovation, with a particular emphasis on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts. With KID Museum at the helm, Maker Faire Silver Spring will highlight Young Makers and will offer many hands-on activities for children and families.

Maker Faire Silver Spring is part of KID Museum’s ongoing effort to bring STEM learning to diverse populations, including those who are traditionally under-represented in STEM fields. KID Museum is committed to creating opportunities for all kids to engage in maker education, both in and out of schools. KID Museum has quickly become a leader in this arena, advising and partnering with schools about how to incorporate maker education into their curriculum, taking part in policy discussions and outreach events like National Robotics Week, and hosting Title I schools, as well as other public and private schools, at their start-up space in Bethesda’s Davis Library.

Maker Faire, the museum’s signature outreach event, is an extension of the creative, hands-on learning that is available year round at KID Museum.