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Discovery Science Place: Mini Maker Faire, April 27th

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The 2019 Mini Maker Faire is coming to town!

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 their hobbies. It is a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Demonstrations, hands-on activities, and fun for the whole family are a few of things you can expect when you visit the Faire. It’s an interesting way to see science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in motion.

It is the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness is the Mini Maker Faire. Glimpse the future and get inspired! Mark your calendar; more details are to come.

Tyler Mini Maker Faire is accepting Maker applications if you would like to display your projects at tyler.makerfaire.com. Makers of all ages and skills are encouraged to apply. The Faire showcases a variety of Makers including: technology, arts, hobbies, sustainability, and food and beverage. There is no cost to participate, unless you plan to sell your products.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, and grow this community.

As an attendee of the event, you will enjoy getting the opportunity to visit with the Makers. You will get to see first-hand the enthusiasm and passion they have for the things they make and how they make them.

There are also a lot of opportunities for hands-on interactions for both kids and adults, as well as demonstrations and workshops to participate in. The Maker Faire is a great place for you to see the diversity of talent and education that exists right here in your own community.

Tickets will be available at the door. For Discovery Science Place Members, adult tickets are $4 and children are $3. General admission tickets for adults are $8 and children are $6.

For more information on how to apply to be a Maker, volunteer for the event, be a sponsor, or for more information, go to tylermakerfaire.com.

Discovery Science Place (DSP) is located at 308 N. Broadway Ave., Downtown Tyler. DSP is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and closed on Mondays. For more info go to discoveryscienceplace.org.

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