The 3rd annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire will be returning to 'Iolani School on June 25th from 12 to 5pm. I'm told that in the past, they've had quite a few homeschooling families show up and they thought it was exciting to see how engaged the students were. Homeschoolers have also told me how they enjoyed the faire, so it might be worth checking out.
What is it?
According to their website, "a Mini Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day."
It's supposed to be a family friendly event with topics of electronics, drones, blacksmithing, droids, 3D printers, hands-on and STEM educational activities, and raspberry Pi and soldering workshops. Plus, it's FREE! But you MUST register for free tickets and don't forget to reserve a spot in the workshops by JUNE 23rd! You can do so at: honoluluminimakerfaire.eventbrite.com
The event will be held at the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ‘Iolani School. Free parking is available at the ‘Iolani School parking structure. The entrance is on Kamoku Street. Please do not park in any stall marked RESERVED. There is also on street parking in the area.
You can also visit makerfairehonolulu.com for more information and details!
NOTE: that I am not affiliated or associated with this organization or event. This is NOT a sponsored post or paid advertisement. I am simply sharing the information in hopes that it helps or is of interest to my readers. Please direct any questions to the event organizer or organization itself. Enjoy!
I'm a homeschooling mom of two, enjoying our time in Hawaii and hoping to share some of that experience with you, including ideas, reviews, resources, and information.