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
We often host an Education Day on the Thursday or Friday before Maker Faire. During this special day, students and teachers 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.
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, Connect with Fellow Educators
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 2013! We also offer a limited number of free tickets to qualified teachers to attend Maker Faire during the weekend.
On the Thursday or Friday before Maker Faire, we offer an Educator Meetup. 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 usually have mini workshops and educator panels.
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 when it is live (usually in January.) 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 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 Maker 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. We welcome new clubs to join our network year-round.
- 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.