Science, robots, ingenuity take center stage
at Union Terminal
PRESS RELEASE: August 15, 2014
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CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is back and this year the event is being hosted at Cincinnati Museum Center, a place of inspiration for current and future makers. Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will take place September 13 & 14 but you can get your tickets to the free event now! To get your tickets click here.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is a community-organized event and is part of the national Maker Faire created by MAKE Magazine. MAKE describes the event as "the greatest show (and tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement."
"We're thrilled to be hosting the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire this year," says Douglass McDonald, President and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. "Union Terminal was built by innovative makers in the 1930s and continues to inspire new generations of makers today. We are committed to inspiring people's creativity and creating lifelong learners and Mini Maker Faire will allow us to take that mission to a whole new level with this event."
The event will bring together amateur and professional inventors, artists, crafters, chemists, authors and performers. There will be large spectacles as well as focused workshops and communal interactive experiences. Indie craft show Crafty Supermarket has assembled over 20 vendors as part of a mini market where guests can shop for handmade items to take the experience home with them.
"This year we find ourselves in a location with tremendous historical significance for the maker movement," says Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire founder Jason Langdon. "Cincinnati Museum Center shares our mission of providing a forum for discovery, creativity and invention, so we anticipate one incredible party."
With the ingenuity, skill and imagination of new inventors, this year's Cincinnati Mini Make Faire will feature explosive and awe-inspiring exhibits. Over 30 Makers of all ages and backgrounds will be showing off their gadgets and inventions including:
- Bearcat Motorsports - custom-made race car
- Christmas Lights - engineered light show synced to music
- Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild - exhibition of homemade quilts
- Do Science 24/7 - live science demonstrations
- Fantastic Four First LEGO League - LEGO structures, robotics and activities
- Girl Scouts of Western Ohio - badge-related science activities
- Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative - hands-on science experiments
- HIVE13 - power tool drag racing
- Lakota Robotics - competition robots
- #MakersMobile - shipping container art galleries
- MAKETANK Inc. - hands-on activity creating small flying machines
- Polar 3D, LLC - 3D printer
- R2-D2 Builders Club - multiple full-size remote-controlled R2-D2 replicas
- Smallhouse Models - small wood carving
- World Dancing and Drumming - belly dancing and drumming*
And much more!
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will take place at Cincinnati Museum Center September 13 & 14. The event is free but requires a ticket. To get your tickets click here.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within Cincinnati Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Recognized in Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes one million plus visitors annually. Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges operating and capital support from the taxpayers of Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.