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.
Whether you are hearing about the Maker Movement for the first time, or your learners are already passionate makers, we welcome students and teachers to take advantage of all that Maker Faire and Maker Media have to offer. Read about why educators want to attend Maker Faire.
This page will be updated as programs launch. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to sign up for our educator community to connect with us, share what you’re doing, and to hear about news, offers, and more.
Save on tickets
Maker Faire weekend (September 20–21) offers an abundance of learning opportunities with nearly a thousand inspiring Makers showcasing their projects alongside hands-on making opportunities, performances, and talks.
We send out special teacher-only discount codes to those who sign up for our educators community and who teach 15 or more students in a classroom setting.Teachers may request additional discounts if needed beyond the educators’ discount of 25%. We have already distributed over 2,000 free tickets to local schools serving low-income populations. Please also take a look at the year-round educational programs offered by World Maker Faire’s co-host, the New York Hall of Science, both for visitors and school groups if you’d like to be considered for next year’s ticket donations.
Not a classroom teacher? Any group of 15 or more may apply for a 15% discount on ticket prices.
The Teacher Team is now recruiting! Come to Maker Faire … at no cost to you. This year, we have a limited number of complimentary teacher tickets to give to teachers who participate substantially in Maker Faire’s programming. Learn more about the Teacher Team here.
Live from New York: The Day Before Maker Faire at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific: Take a virtual field trip and bring a little piece of the Maker Faire experience to your classroom. Maker Camp will be visiting World Maker Faire in this live video session in which we connect students with inspirational Makers on the day before World Maker Faire 2014. Come along with us to meet the makers! Best of all, you can ask questions live, straight to the maker! Classrooms of students of all ages are invited to watch and interact live with Makers by sending questions in the comments area. Maker Connections are scheduled to last about 30 minutes. Sessions will include demonstrations, an interview with the Maker(s), and time for Makers to answer student questions. Can’t make a live connection time? All of Make’s Hangouts On Air are archived on Make’s YouTube channel so you can view them anytime!
Archived Maker Connections from before Maker Faire Bay Area 2014
- Making with Movement / featuring the Electric Giraffe, Titanoboa, and Black Ghost Bike Makers
- Making Maker Faire / featuring Louise Glasgow and Kate Rowe of Maker Media
- Making with Curiosity / featuring Stephen Voltz & Fritz Grobe of EepyBird
- Making with Metal / featuring Celeste Flores of The Crucible
- Making with Bikes / featuring Sudhu Tewari of The Crucible
- Making with Robots / featuring Jillian Northrup & Jeffrey McGrew of Because We Can
Join or start a Young Makers Club
If you’d like to share your students’ maker projects at Maker Faire, then the Young Makers may be the perfect program for you. We offer Young Maker Clubs around the world a community of support for getting kid-made projects to Maker Faire.
Sign up to stay in touch
If you haven’t already, please sign up for our educator community to receive updates on Maker Faire learning opportunities. Along with virtual field trips, Make will share resources through the educators community newsletter for easy and inexpensive activities so you can bring making into your classroom.
Make every day a making day!
Find additional year-round educational resources at makerfaire.com/education.