For the first time ever, Maker Faire Bay Area started on Friday this year, and it was fantastic — hundreds of makers showing their stuff for thousands of lucky kids. Check out the photo gallery here for just a small preview of what you’ll see this weekend at Maker Faire.
We call it Friday@MakerFaire, with special open hours of 1-5pm reserved for schools, community-based youth-serving organizations, and individual teachers and a smattering of other folks. (While there is a published cost on our website, any schools who cannot afford our low-cost tickets — but who know for sure that they can get their kids to the San Mateo County Expo Center — can contact us about discounts.) We hope to continue Friday@Maker Faire as part of the schedule for years to come.
Educators love Maker Faire. The weekend is bursting with learning opportunities with over a thousand inspiring Makers showcasing their projects alongside hands-on making opportunities, performances, and talks.
If you’d like to participate next year, check out makerfaire.com/teachers for info about field trips, prep materials, discounts, and getting free tickets as part of the teacher team.
And if you’re not a teacher or student, make your way to Maker Faire this weekend! The show runs 10am-8pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday.