If you have always wanted to go to “Burning Man” like us, we just might have a close substitute for you. The Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, celebrates art, science, DIY culture and creativity whose mission is to “inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages.” Created six years ago by the publishers of MAKE magazine, the fair is described as “carnival sideshow meets science fair, with robots, engineers, rockets, computer geekery and body paint.” This year the innovative Faire will also include over 500 crafts people as well as a crafts pavilion, 450-plus hands-on exhibits, science demos, art-technology and a village devoted to 3-D printing. Some highlight include Deconstruction Zone where you kids can actually take apart and break radios, VCRs, DVDs, etc to see the insides and how they work, Lockpick Village where you kids can play with locks and tools, The Anywhere Organ, an interactive musical sculpture where every note is controlled by a computer and robots everywhere. A must-see event, this is a fantastic way for your kids to explore and learn by both watching and testing out incredible scientific and artistic projects.
Saturday, September 17th from 10am to 7pm
Sunday, September 18th from 10am to 6pm
New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)
47-01 111th Street
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for youth (2-17), $20 for seniors (62+), $15 for students (with a valid ID)
Two-day passes ($20-50), as well as family packages are also available.
General info: http://www.makerfaire.com