2015 Omaha Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers Now Open
Call for makers begins March 30th and closes June 30th
(OMAHA, Neb.) – March 30, 2015 – Omaha Children’s Museum (500 S. 20th St) in partnership with Omaha Maker Group, hosts the second annual Omaha Mini MakerFaire on Saturday, September 19 at Omaha Children’s Museum.
Omaha Mini Maker Faire is looking for a wide variety of diverse and out-of-the-box ideas that highlight the tinkerer spirit. If you are passionate about making creations in the areas of technology, art, craft, performance, or things for yourself, register to be part of the Omaha Mini Maker Faire! Registration opens March 30 and closes on June 30.
Omaha Mini Maker Faire displays interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making things. The faire is an event to bring makers, artisans, tinkerers, craftsmen, inventors, performers, hackers and do-it-yourselfers together.
“The Omaha Mini Maker Faire is the perfect venue to showcase your creations and inspire your neighbors to make something of their own,” says Eric Kaplan, executive producer of the event. “It’s a great place to network with other makers and collaborate on your next project!”
If you’re interested in being a maker at the second annual Omaha Mini Maker Faire held in September, or know someone who is, please apply today at the link below:
To learn more about the second annual Omaha Mini Maker Faire, visit www.omahamakerfaire.com
Omaha Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the Maker Faire created in the San Francisco Bay area, which draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!” The Omaha Mini Maker Faire is independently produced by Omaha Children’s Museum and Omaha Maker Group, with support from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and in collaboration with Maker Media.
About Omaha Children’s Museum
Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children’s Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. The mission of Omaha Children’s Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning. The museum’s permanent exhibits include Charlie Campbell Science & Technology Center, Creative Arts Center including the Karen Levin Artist-in-Residence Studio and Imagination Playground. In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children’s Museum offers educational programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, outreach programs, summer camps and early childhood programs.
For more information visit http://www.ocm.org.
Adults & Children: $9
Adults 60+: $8
Under 24 months: FREE
Museum Winter Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tuesday 9-10 a.m. Member Hour)
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
About Omaha Maker Group
Since its start in 2010, the Omaha Maker Group has strived to facilitate a place where people can explore Technology, Science and Art. We operate a community workshop in Omaha, Nebraska and have bi-weekly meetings where people can collaborate, share resources, create, and learn together. Named by Make: Magazine as one of the top Makerspaces in the Nation, we ARE Omaha’s hackerspace.
Resources start at 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, and electronics, and grow to include programming, robotics, quadcopters, microprocessors, and more. If you’re an inventor, artist, scientist, student, educator, hacker, maker, hobbyist, or just curious about how things work, you’ve come to the right place.