Denver Mini Maker Faire 2016

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Maura O’Neal
[email protected]

Denver Mini Maker Faire, “The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth,”
Returns to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science June 11 and 12


DENVER―May 12― The Colorado Maker Hub in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be hosting the Denver Mini Maker Faire June 11 and 12. Local and regional makers and innovative organizations will participate; showcasing science, technology, arts, crafts and creative talents during the two-day event.

"Inspiring people of all ages to actively create, invent and problem solve is part of our mission," said Nathan Seidle, founder and CEO of SparkFun Electronics, presenting sponsor for the event. "We are proud of our ongoing work with The Denver Mini Maker Faire―this event is not about a one-weekend experience, it is about connecting people to leading-edge technology and motivating them to innovate for the future."

Highlights include one-of a kind, hands-on experiences:

Serenity Forge Musical Experience: Use the motion of your arms and hands to create magical lines on a screen that interact with falling objects to generate music. Watch and listen as the objects bound around the lines, creating a symphony of sounds that come together like magic. 

ArtoCade: Participate in the decoration of an “art car” that will be included in the 2016 ArtoCade Festival in Trinidad, Colorado on Sept. 9 and 10. The vehicle will become a rolling structure reflecting the creativity of the Faire attendees.

Fashion Forward and Wearable Tech: Experience the future of fashion, including wearable technologies, recycled fashion, cosplay and unique textiles.

And Many More: Fabrication from welding and soldering to electronics and arduinos, R2D2, rockets, robots, engineering, bridge building challenge, inventors design workshop, drones, Fly the Planetarium, Nerdy Derby, urban arts all included in this hands-on event!

General admission to the Museum is included with the 2016 Denver Mini Maker Faire ticket. The event will be held inside and outside the Museum, rain or shine. Free parking is available; alternative transportation is encouraged.

Tickets are available for purchase here.

NOTE: Photos available.

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit, or call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About the Denver Mini Maker Faire
The Denver Mini Maker Faire is generously supported by Presenting Sponsors SparkFun Electronics, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Epilog Laser and Make Magazine. An offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire ( created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!” The Denver Mini Maker faire is independently produced by the Colorado Maker Hub, 501(c)3 in collaboration with Maker Media. Colorado Maker Hub is an educational non-profit with a mission to foster maker innovation and to create a thriving, sustainable future by advancing and connecting Colorado makers – a vibrant community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, youth makers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, and entrepreneurs.

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