Are You Ready for Maker Faire?

Are You Ready for Maker Faire?
Check-in and Ticketing
Maker Faire Check-in and Ticketing

The Maker Faire crew, sponsors, and makers are all getting set for Maker Faire. If you’re coming to the fair, plan your time and keep your eyes open for these sights, activities and resources throughout the grounds. Here are some things to know for before, and when, you get here:

Getting Here

The fair is at the New York Hall of Science, which is located at 47-01 111th Street, Queens, New York 11368.

Take 7 LOCAL train to 111th Street Station. Walk three blocks south. Or, take 7 EXPRESS to Mets-Willets Point. Walk down the boardwalk and follow the signs to the New York Hall of Science. For up-to-date subway service advisories, please visit

Walking Directions from 111th Street Station to NYSCI: View YouTube subway directions video.

Q23 or Q58 to Corona Avenue and 108 Street. Q48 to 111 Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

Bike Valet will be available on Saturday and Sunday at the 111st entrance. Bike Valet Hours:

Saturday 9:30am – 7:30pm
Sunday 9:30am – 6:30pm
Please check the Queens Bike Map for preferred routes and bike paths.

A social (group) bicycle ride will take place the morning of Saturday September 21st. The event details can be found here on Facebook – please “Join” the event on Facebook so we know how many riders to expect.

If you’re coming by car, there’s plenty of info about where to park and how to get here on our Getting to Maker Faire page.

Check-in, Information, and Safety

We work hard to try to ensure you enjoy your experience. There are information and service stations around the fair.

If you have a smart phone, download the app for all the latest information.

Sights & Activities

Makers will have cool stuff to see and hands on activities to try. Get ready to get involved. Make an underwater ROV! Watch a Power Wheels race! Learn to solder!

With so many makers, there’s honestly much more to see than you are likely to have time for… but you should try!

Presentations, Demonstrations, and Performances

There are a ton of interesting talks and demos from maker experts, as well as performances by maker-artists. Be sure to check the schedule and plan to attend your favorites.

Makerspace workshop on the Make: Live Stage.
Makerspace workshop on the Make: Live Stage.

Presentations & Demos


Get Something to Eat

Don’t forget to eat! Concession stands and the NYSCI café will be open during the show. I can definitely recommend the Gerard’s Paella, but there are plenty of tasty choices. Also, be sure to stay hydrated; drink plenty of liquids.

Gerard's Paella is a Maker Faire favorite.
Gerard’s Paella is a Maker Faire favorite.

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Andrew Terranova is an electrical engineer, writer and author of How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers. Andrew is also an electronics and robotics enthusiast and has created and curated robotics exhibits for the Children's Museum of Somerset County, NJ and taught robotics classes for the Kaleidoscope Enrichment in Blairstown, NJ and for a public primary school. Andrew is always looking for ways to engage makers and educators.

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