Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire returns to Cincinnati Museum Center Aug. 29 & 30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2015
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CINCINNATI – Power tool drag racing. Robots. Race cars. 3D printed prosthetics. Inspiration. Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is back at Cincinnati Museum Center August 29 & 30 for a weekend of explosive exhibits, interactive displays and live demonstrations.
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.”
The event brings together amateur and professional inventors, artists, crafters, chemists, authors and performers. With the ingenuity, skill and imagination of this year’s Makers, Cincinnati Mini Maker 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 modified power tools racing down a track, competition robots, 3D printed prosthetic hands for children, badge-related science activities from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and a custom-made racecar by University of Cincinnati students.
“We’re excited to put this region’s creativity on display and to encourage others to get involved,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Using science, engineering and imagination, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is ready to show that discovery, creativity and innovation are lifelong pursuits.”
Imagination and innovation start young and Cincinnati Museum Center is helping to kick start that development with programming in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Children will have an opportunity to paint with lasers, make bird mobiles, play with puppets, build cities out of paper and more. For older children and adults, the Cincinnati History Museum and Museum of Natural History & Science will have a variety of programs to share the history of innovation in Cincinnati and the impact science has on helping to understand the world around us.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will have an explosive start with the Eepy Bird Coke Zero & Mentos Spectacular. The masterminds behind one of the Internet’s best-known viral videos, Eepy Bird will drop 540 Mentos mints into 108 two-liter bottles of Coke Zero, sending geysers of soda over 25 feet into the air.
You can even take a piece of Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire home with you. The Mini Maker Market will take over the Rotunda as craftsmen and entrepreneurs showcase a variety of handmade items. Cincinnati Museum Center’s gift shops will also offer handmade items and kits to help future Makers unleash their creativity and imaginations.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will take place at Cincinnati Museum Center August 29 & 30. The event is included with an All Museums Pass and is free to Cincinnati Museum Center Members. To purchase tickets visit www.cincymuseum.org.
For a complete list of Makers and vendors, visit www.cincinnatimakerfaire.com or www.cincymuseum.org/events/cincinnati-mini-maker-faire. Follow Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire on Twitter @cincymakerfaire for updates, ideas and photos from the event.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and 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 a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. 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, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.