Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has presented the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire from 2011-2013 and Maker Faire Pittsburgh from 2015-2017, and participated in the White House Maker Faire from 2013-15 and the Congressional and National Maker Faire in 2015 and 2016. The Museum and its MAKESHOP have served as a Maker Corps site for the Maker Education Initiative, created Mobile MAKESHOP, Youth Maker workshops and adult MAKEnights, and are leading the Google-funded Making Spaces project to facilitate creating makerspaces in schools and libraries across the country. The Museum has routinely participated in national conversations about its MAKESHOP and learning and research with stakeholders from across the country to advance participation in making.
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.