Seattle Mini Maker Faire

See. Make. Break. Share. Repeat.

  1. Maker Faire is interactive and educational in all kinds of ways. From simple conversations to amazing do-it-yourself demonstrations, the DIY festival is all about participation and sharing. From rocket-building to crafting, tons of hands-on family-friendly activities will be onsite for young learners to start making!

    Photo by Jim Bennett.

  2. Whether it’s an invention, product, or idea—Maker Faire is all about showing off your creativity. Exhibit A: This seven-ton mech robot, built by Moltensteelman Studio, which walks on eight legs and stands a whopping 11-ft. tall. Three years went into designing, building, and welding this beautiful and functional creation to life, appropriately dubbed The Walking Beast!

  3. While many makers are hobbyists or enthusiasts, they are also a source of innovation. All weekend long, presentations and maker talks will put the spotlight on what new ideas are emerging in our region and beyond.

    Pictured: Panelists from Microsoft, GeekWire, International Game Developers Association, and others speaking at the Northwest Tech Trends: “What’s the Next Big Thing?” 2015 Seattle Mini Maker Faire presentation.

    Photo by Jim Bennett.

Maker Faire, hailed as the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness—and a celebration of the maker movement: people not just hungry to talk about the next big thing, but to make it!


 Type Early Bird Advance (through 9/4) Regular + At the Door (9/5-18) Purchase + Notes
Adult $18 $21

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Prices reflect admission for one day of Seattle Mini Maker Faire.

Ticket buyers will receive an offer for discounted EMP Museum admission.

EMP Members $15 $18
Student (with I.D.) $15 $18
Youth (5-17) $9 $12
Children (4 and younger) FREE FREE

Try out the latest, greatest inventions by over 120 makers from across the region at a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness–and a celebration of the maker movement: people not just hungry to talk about the next big thing, but to make it!

Over the course of the weekend, guests are invited to get their hands dirty and try out amazing projects through exhibits, hands-on activities, demonstrations, performances, and talks that blend art, engineering, science, and technology. It’s a vibrant gathering of innovative minds, and the perfect opportunity to learn as well as share!

All Seattle Mini Maker Faire ticket buyers will also be offered a special discount for general admission to EMP Museum which includes access to World of WearableArt™, Indie Game Revolution, Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, and more.

Art and Engineering Projects // Hands-On Workshops & Builds // 3D Printers and Laser Cutters // Autonomation // Bikes and Cars // Biology and Science // Coding // Gaming // Music and Instruments // Textile Arts, Crafts, and Handmade Goods // Makerspaces // Pop Culture Geeky Projects // Recycled and Upcycled Projects // Robotics // Start-Ups, Hackers, and Tech // Sustainable // Wearable Art // Youth Makers and Schools // AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Dates + Times

September 17–18, 2016



EMP Museum and Seattle Center's Next 50 Plaza

Committee + Partners

Seattle Mini Maker Faire would not be possible without the incredible community of innovators and makers from across the region. Additionally, Seattle Mini Maker Faire has a large team of advisors, committee members, and collaborators including current and past representatives from:

4Culture, ARCADE Northwest, Brown Paper Tickets, ChickTech, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Dorkbot Seattle, Fab Lab Tacoma, Flying Heritage Collection, Foundry10, Geek Girl Carrots, Glowforge, HiveBio Community Lab, International Gaming Association, Jigsaw Renaissance, Jordan T Adams Events : Creative, King County Library System, Lakeside School, Living Computer Museum, Lost Lake Technology, LLC, Metrix Create:Space, Museum of Flight, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Online Metals, Open Beam, Pacific Science Center, Penny University, Pierce County Libraries, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Makerfest, Seattle App Academy, Seattle Attic Community Workshop, Seattle Interactive Conference, Seattle Made/Seattle Good Business Network, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Public Schools, SODO Makerspace: Seattle Fab Lab, Seattle ReCreative, Start-Up Weekend, Taya Sol, The Boeing Company, The Children's Museum, The Foundry Bellingham, Third Place Technologies, UW Division of Design, UW Ecoclimate Lab, UW Human Powered Submarine Team, Washington State Science & Engineering Fair, Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, and all Seattle Mini Maker Faire exhibitors!


Seattle Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

About MAKE Magazine:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

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