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Meridian Maker Faire

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Meridian Maker Faire
Meridian Maker Faire

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 10:00 AM

Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum, 1808 4th St, Meridian, MS 39301, USA

About the event

What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

EVENT - FREE ADMISSION

Maker Faire Meridian

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Maker Faire Meridian will be is one of Mississippi and Alabama’s greatest “Show and Tell” events. This event has free admission and attracts an increasing number of visitors and makers from around the region. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum, in partnership with MAKE: Community has hosted Maker Faire Meridian for the past eight years and has brought an amazing variety of makers demonstrating virtual sculpting to 3-D printing to robotics to metal casting. Last year more than 24 makers shared what they were doing with an enthusiastic crowd of visitors aged 4 to 90. Makers are invited to participate at no charge.

Who are Makers? Tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs are all considered Makers. Maker Faires give Makers the opportunity to come together to show their projects and to talk about what they have learned. This community-based learning event inspires everyone to become a Maker, and connect with people and projects in their local community. Yet, Maker Faire is a “fair” — fun, engaging, and exciting.

We invite local youth organizations to join in the fun at the Meridian Maker Faire. The Boy Scouts have participated in the event for the past four years. Some of the nationally organized groups that have participated at Maker Faires around the world include 4-H, FIRST Robotics, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA and YWCA.

Schools, especially those with educational programs in Engineering, Art, Science and Crafts from pre-K to college, should consider showing what they are learning and creating in school.By participating in the Meridian Mini Maker Faire local artists, community art centers and art collectives can inspire creativity and create public awareness to their programs. From Origami to watercolors, Makers share their art with visitors at Maker Faires hosted around the world.Other groups such as master gardening programs, bee clubs, and urban greening groups enjoy sharing what they are doing and learning. Drone racing leagues, LEGO user groups, amateur aviation groups, amateur radio clubs, Audubon and bird-watching groups are just a few of the many interests that find their way to a Maker Faire.

https://www.industrialheritagemuseum.com/exhibitions-events/

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