The Maker Faire is coming back to Jacksonville! The second annual Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH). Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Makers range from engineers to artists to scientists to crafters to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. “The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community," said Maria Hane, President of MOSH. “Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of creativity and ingenuity in and around Jacksonville. It is an incredible showcase for imagination, invention and hands-on technical skills and a wonderful blend of art and science.”
In addition to the Maker showcase, the day features special MOSH programming including PLANETARIUM EXPLORATIONS, an adventure in space that highlights some of the immersive possibilities of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium; FLOW MOTION: THE LISSAJOUS EXPERIENCE, see what happens when Martial Arts, the geometry of motion and visual arts collide (Maker); FIRST COAST FLUTE CHOIR, a 14 piece ensemble playing music from classical to modern on a variety of different flutes (Bryan-Gooding Planetarium); MEET AND GREETS WITH THE ANIMALS (Florida Naturalist’s Center); workshops including LANTERN MAKING for the Jax Lantern Parade happening later that evening and a ROBOTICS CHALLENGE with Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy; and performances by local hip-hop artist LYRICIST LIVE and funk/jam/rock band GINGER BEARD MAN (Stage).
Tickets to the Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire are on sale! Ticket prices include: Adults $10; Children (3+) $5 and Children (Under 3) FREE. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2GuTLB1. For a list of Makers participating in this year’s Maker Faire, visit https://jacksonville.makerfaire.com/things-to-see-and-do/makers-exhibits/. For more information, please visit jacksonville.makerfaire.com or call 396.MOSH (6674).
The 2019 Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is produced by MOSH with the support of a large community of makers, sponsors and organizations. Sponsors include: Make: Makezine.com; Northeast Florida Regional Stem2 Hub; Dorado Graphix LLC; Eco Relics; Jacksonville Business Journal; Jax4Kids; Assessment Technologies Group; Ronan School of Music; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Fountain Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum members. Learn more at www.themosh.org.
Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.
Amy Chamberlin, Director of Communications & Marketing
(904) 396-6674 x242