What days and hours will Seattle Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where are the Northwest Rooms at the Seattle Center?
You can find the Northwest Rooms in the Northwest corner of Seattle Center. That is just north of Key Arena and west of the International Fountain. The closest cross streets are Harrison St and 1st Ave N.
Where can I park?
Where is the handicap parking located?
Designated parking is available for guests with disabilities in all Seattle Center parking garages.
Is public transportation available?
Will you have bike parking?
Yes! Bicycle racks can be found on the grounds of Seattle Center.
Can I bring my dog?
Service Dogs only inside the Seattle Center buildings.
Can I volunteer at Seattle Mini Maker Faire?
Yes! Please visit our volunteer signup form.
What can I expect?
Seattle Mini Maker Faire celebrates learning, creation, and knowledge sharing. At Seattle Mini Maker Faire, you will find exhibits created by professionals and amateurs from across the Pacific Northwest.
Some exhibits that are interactive may contain small parts and pieces, moving parts, fire, electricity and other potentially dangerous elements. Please consider this before attending, particularly if you have young children. We do welcome makers of all ages, but please ensure that young children are closely supervised at all times.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
Ignition Northwest fuels community through participatory arts, events, and education. It is with great pride that we sponsor the second annual Seattle Mini Maker Faire.
Ignition Northwest formed in 2005 to promote self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, and participation, among other values. Our two annual art festivals, SeaCompression and Critical Massive, raise money for grants that fund interactive art projects. As a community driven arts organization started by a bunch of artists that is entirely self supported, Ignition Northwest represents the very heart of the DIY movement.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was heldin San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagshipevent, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Chicago Northside.
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Subscribe here.
Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is: