Maker Faire inspires, educates, and entertains curious and creative learners of all ages. It celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, food, green design, music, science and technology and brings together communities who embrace the DIY (do-it-yourself) spirit. We welcome students and teachers to take advantage of all that Maker Faire and Maker Media have to offer.
Bring Your Students
With generous support from Intel, we are hosting Education Day again this year on the Thursday before Maker Faire. During this special day, students and teachers in grades K-12 are invited to join us on 2-hour field trips in a sneak peek of Maker Faire. As Maker Faire is being set up, students will have an opportunity to engage with individual Makers, take part in collaborative, hands-on projects and activities, and watch live performances and demos. For more information, visit our Education Day site for details and registration!
We offer educational discounts for teachers coming with their students on Saturday or Sunday. Please visit the Maker Faire ticket site for more information.
Explore Maker Faire
Come to the weekend event and experience the action! Maker Faire offers endless ideas, opportunities for inspiration and collaboration, and a huge community of like-minded individuals and groups. Read about why educators wanted to attend Maker Faire in 2012!
We also offer a limited number of free tickets to qualified teachers to attend Maker Faire during the weekend. Please fill out the short survey AND send us a photo with short description of a project that you have created (either on your own, with your students, or in your classroom) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Discount codes will be sent within one week of submission.
Connect with Fellow Educators
For the second year, we will be offering a Educator Meet-up event from 4pm to 7pm, following Education Day, on Thursday, May 16, 2013. This event provides an opportunity to meet other teachers and educators who are interested in integrating making into their classrooms, looking for new projects or inspiration, a chance to brainstorm and troubleshoot, and ideas for creating their own instructional materials. We will have mini workshops and educator panels. Register now!
Showcase Student Work
In the past, we have had many youth participate at Maker Faire, both as exhibitors and attendees. If you are interested in exhibiting your students’ work as Makers, please see our Call for Makers. Exhibiting at Maker Faire enables students to show off their hard work, present and talk about it with both youth and adults, and engage with the larger community of Makers, young and old!
In addition to Maker Faire, we offer a number of other educational opportunities. Join us!
- Set up a Makerspace program in your school or community: modeled after hackerspaces, a makerspace is a place where young people have an opportunity to explore their own interests, learn to use tools and materials, and develop creative projects.
- Start a Young Makers Club: the Young Makers program is a collaboration between MAKE, The Exploratorium, and Pixar. The purpose of the program is to inspire and develop the next generation of makers, creators, and innovators. This season of the program is underway, but we welcome new clubs to join.
- Subscribe to MAKE: students and teachers who have their subscriptions sent to academic institutions enjoy a discounted school rate of just $19.95. Alternatively, you can take advantage of our fundraiser program, where your student salespeople can sell regular subscriptions to MAKE: Money for your group or school.