The Palm Beach Mini Maker Faire, dubbed the county’s “greatest show and tell,” returns to the Cox Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach on May 21. In preparation, the science center is inviting Palm Beach County engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters to apply (by May 7) to showcase their talents during the celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. This year’s Maker Faire gives participants license to display their most unique hobbies, experiments, and projects to inspire science center guests of all ages.
Approved applicants will join other DIY and demonstration enthusiasts eager to show off their current craze, including combat robotics, 3D printing, live science demos, visual art, and more. The day will include special entertainment and interactive maker workshops. In years past, the event has presented a LED fashion show by Dutch fashion tech designer Anouk Wipprecht, liquid nitrogen ice cream demonstrations, and a brush bot painting workshop.
“We love this event because we get the opportunity to admire and learn from nearby creators,” said Cox Science President and CEO, Kate Arrizza. “So often our educators have the privilege of inspiring guests, but this event flips the script, and we get to watch our neighbors explain their crafty and thought-out passions. With a mission to ‘open every mind to science,’ this fun and creative event is certainly on target with our own goals.”
Applying is free and available here. Tickets are $14.95-$18.95 and will be sold at the door and include access to all exhibits and activities at Cox Science Center. Adult and children Science Center members, as well as children younger than three, get in free. Planetarium shows are $5 for adults and children of all ages per show and free for all members.
Sponsors include Make: Community, The Peach WPB Art Collective, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Resource Depot, Anouk Wipprecht, Witch Doctor Shaman, FIRST Inspires, and Palm Beach Bots.