Maker Faire Orlando 2014
What day(s) and hour(s) will Maker Faire Orlando be open to the public?
Maker Faire Orlando will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday September 13, and Sunday September 14.
Where can I park?
Parking is available in the Orlando Science Center parking garage, as well as many nearby locations. For additional information, visit on the Maker Faire Orlando website.
Where is the handicap parking located?
Designated handicapped parking is available in the Orlando Science Center parking garage. Additional parking info is located on the Maker Faire Orlando website.
Can I bring my dog?
Service animals are always welcome at Orlando Science Center. Please leave all pets at home.
Can I volunteer at the Maker Faire Orlando?
For information about volunteer opportunities at Orlando Science Center, visit www.makerfaireorlando.com/volunteers.
What if it rains?
This event will go on, rain or shine. Don’t worry, most of the event is indoors at the Orlando Science Center.
If I’m an Orlando Science Center member, is admission already covered?
Admission is free to current Orlando Science Center members. If you are interested in purchasing a membership, giving you free admission to Maker Faire Orlando along with many other great benefits, visit the Orlando Science Center Membership page.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
Maker Faire Orlando is a community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
The individuals behind these exhibits are known as “Makers” and they range from tech-enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. Makers are of all ages and come from many backgrounds. They all share a love for innovation and creativity, as well as an educational spirit to inspire and encourage new Makers. The even-larger, 2-day, 2014 Maker Faire Orlando at the Orlando Science Center and surrounding area will feature exhibits and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
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 held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.
Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.
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.
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