PRESS RELEASE: April 3, 2014
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Event displays incredible and explosive exhibits from amateur inventors
CINCINNATI - Calling all inventors, tinkerers and tech enthusiasts! Last year's popular Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is back and this year will host its awe-inspiring event at Cincinnati Museum Center. The event will take place at Cincinnati Museum Center on September 13 & 14, 2014.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is a community-organized event and is part of the national Maker Faire created by MAKE Magazine. According to MAKE, "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 of all ages and backgrounds are free to participate and Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will begin accepting applications on May 15. Interested makers should visit www.cincinnatimakerfaire.com to apply.
"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to host this year's Mini Maker Faire," says Douglas McDonald, President and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. "We are committed to inspiring people's creativity and creating lifelong learners, so Mini Maker Faire is a great opportunity for us to spread that message."
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire 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. Some of last year's exhibits included a drum set that shot fireballs into the air; a power tool drag race competition that pitted modified power tools against each other in a race for a new set of power tools; the GoSun stove, an invention that cooks at temperatures up to 600 degrees using only sunlight; and a giant whale shark created by a member of Cincinnati Museum Center's exhibits team that circled the site.
"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, there's no telling what explosive and awe-inspiring exhibits will be on display at this year's Mini Maker Faire at Cincinnati Museum Center.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will take place September 13 & 14, 2014 at Cincinnati Museum Center. There will also be several opportunities to explore some of the Mini Maker Faire's inventions in the Rotunda during Cincinnati Museum Center's four Free Fridays this summer: June 13, July 11, August 1 and September 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC 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 History Library. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes one million plus visitors annually. For more information, visit cincymuseum.org.